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Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
his home. jennifer franciotti has the latest on the investigation. what do we know about the victim? >> he has been identified as dr. peter marvit. it may have been an attempted robbery that turned into murder. detectives canvassed the area and they were looking for clues. police say peter marvit was getting in or out of this car when he was shot in the head and torso on monday night. he had been a research professor at college park. officials confirmed he was most recently a contract it analyst with clinical trials.gov. >> our hearts ache for his longtime partner and his daughter. we are very concerned and keep his family in our prayers. it is like a family so we have lost an important family member. >> as police continued to look for a suspect, they are looking for the public's help. people are asked to call metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7- lockup. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police make an arrest in last week's morgan state university shooting. police arrested kelly ellerbee . police say he was an acquaintance with the victim, michael campbell. campbell is still in t
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
custody. >> jennifer franciotti is live with the latest on this investigation. good morning. >> good morning. anthony anderson died on friday night after a confrontation with police. his granddaughter's birthday party when officers assaulteda number of family members say they witnessed the event. two detectives are telling a different story. they say they caught anderson in a drug deal. >> they observed him put what they suspected to be some type of narcotics in his mouth in an atttempt to hide them. so they placed him under arrest for that, took him into police custody, put handcuffs on him. he then started complaining of discomfort and pain. it was believed at the time that he may have ingested some of the drugs that he had and maybe was choking on them. >> police say the officers have been placed on suspension with pay pending the outcome of this investigation. more on the story coming up at 6:30. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore city has a new top cop on the job this morning. he replaces fred bealefeld, who retired last month. anthony barksdale began an
NBC
Sep 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
related to each other. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> very traumatic scene. police are searching for clues in the death of the researcher. somebody gone down peter marvit near his home. he was at his car and not from his home when he was shot in the head and torso. >> our hearts ache for his longtime partner and his daughter. we are very concerned and keep his family in our prayers. the society is, in many ways -- and any performing group will tell you this -- it is like a family, so we have lost a very dear and important family member. >> we're told he was a research assistant professor at college park. he was most recently contracted analyst with clinicaltrials.gov. if you have information, call 1- 866-7-lockup. a suspect is behind bars charged with shooting a suspect on the campus of morgan state university. kelly ellerbee was picked up and charged with murder. he came to the campus and shot michael campbell. it is believed the shooting stemmed from a dispute over drugs. >> it was not a random encounter appeared the victim and suspect knew each other. >> campbell is
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
democratic national convention. we have live team coverage this morning. jennifer franciotti has a look governor martin o'malley's speech. >> we will begin with hallie jackson. >> democrats came out of the gate with some fierce attacks against mitt romney. michelle obama day not mention mitt romney by name. she focused on her husband's story. take a listen. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover. [laughter] and it ain't pretty. we are going to say no! >> we must work like never before and we must come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward. my husband, our president, barack obama. >> that was michelle obama wrapping up her speech. taking the stage and later tonight, elizabeth warren followed by president clinton. besides and dentists and showcasing a diversity in the party, there was a moment of a military veteran who talked about losing her legs fighting in iraq. we heard from some up and comers in the party. martin o'malley from maryland giving his speech in primetime. >> hallie jackson, thank you. we continue
NBC
Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
at morgan state university following a shooting on campus wednesday evening. >> jennifer franciotti is live at morgan state with the latest on the search for the gunman. >> last night, even in classes were canceled just as a precaution because the gunman and still on the loose. it all happened just before 5:00 last night when someone was shot inside the student center on campus. university officials call it a target shooting. one shooter would want intended victim and the victim was shot in the stomach, listed in saved -- stable condition. neither were students at the university. immediately after the incident, students are getting taxed alerts -- text alerts. >> it is said the perpetrator had not been quark -- " so my first idea was to get inside. i went to one of the rooms with no windows and locks the. >> the swat team cleared the building, rendered it say, at which point the officials at morgan were able to let campus move around freely again. >> the motive in this case remains unclear however officials believe this was the result of a confrontation that happened outside and it spi
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
given a prime time window to make his case for a second term for barack obama. jennifer franciotti has more on the governor's speech. >> the governor talked a lot about moving america forward. governor martin o'malley walked out on stage to a cheering crowd at the convention. the governor spoke to the convention, telling the crowd that america needs to move forward by electing president obama for another term. >> maryland always chooses to move forward. we understand that progress is a choice. job creation is a choice. whether we move forward or back, this, too, is a choice and that is what this election is all about. >> our political analyst will talk about the grade that he gave o'malley's speech, coming upp. >> another woman has come forward in the sexual harassment case against john leopold. carla sagerholm was on leave because of what she called a toxic environment in the office . she said it records were destroyed to avoid being subpoenaed. she claimed she had to indoor sexual jokes -- she claimed she had to endure sexual jokes. >> robert gladden is being charged as an adult in a
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
police department and they want the officers to serve a jail time. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> state delegate tiffany alston has lost her license to practice law in baltimore. she was found guilty of misdemeanor theft and misconduct after she allegedly use state funds to pay an employee at her law office. she is set to go on trial next month. >> school officials say they need more educators to teach critical shortage areas. they include a map, computer science, chemistry, physics, special education, and world languages. there is a need for school based programs. >> i think it is important for students. teaching is a wonderful career to embark upon. >> there's a shortage of male and minority teachers. you could read the entire report at our website, wbaltv.com. >> 62 degrees at the airport. where a child lives could show the likelihood they developed asthma. >> and national security risk. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. if price was not an issue, would you want to own a car that could drive itself? [laughter] you can share
NBC
Sep 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
an arrest in this case. if anyone has information, call police right away. jennifer franciotti, wbal tv. >> >> in baltimore county cosmetics center is temporarily shut down this morning by state health officials investigate severe infections that killed one. three liposuction patients a day medspa in ammonium -- in tim onium were diagnosed instrep. two patients were released but the third died. rex the people came down with the same type of bacterial infection. >> the state health department's as cosmetic surgery centers like the monarchs med spa not licensed by the state of maryland. monarch said they had been in business for eight years and has successfully performed thousands of complications three surgeries by licensed professionals. >> city police have identified the woman whose body was found in a vacant parking lot of the the east baltimore. the 26 year-old's body was found near old con law earlier this week. investigators say she had been shot. police are investigating her death as a homicide. so far, no arrests have been made. baltimore county police have a charge a man accu
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
person responsible shooting a boy and his mother. jennifer franciotti is live with the big story. what is the latest? >> police believed the shootings are result of a domestic dispute. the boy was shot in the hip. his mother was shot in the body. this happened near gorsuch avenue. the shooting happened inside the mother's home. she had physical injuries. investigators are looking for a male person of interest. at least one neighbor is surprised by the level of violence in the community. >> i see police activity but never caution tape and actual gunfire activity. >> the mother and her son were taken to local hospitals to be treated for their hospitals and both are expected to survive. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a massive fire is under control as officials try to determine what sparked the blaze. it was on the north side of the complex on the bay a coastal highway. no injuries are reported. here are some pictures of the fire. you can see a thick black smoke billowing out of the building. you can send pictures to u local. a body wound up in the inner harbor near boston
NBC
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
security. jennifer franciotti is live with us. jen, what can we expect from this new plan? >> some answers, and that's what school administrators are hoping to give teachers today. starting this morning, baltimore county schools will conduct a series of mandatory meetings where officials will introduce a new security plan. state edge indicators will communicate more on thousand report suspicious activity. the district might also introduce a new safety tip hot line. the head of the teachers association welcomes those new measures. >> tomorrow there is information that will be coming out that will help them to not only understand what their role is and but also to help the students understand what their role is and i believe a piece will be coming out for the paints as well. >> information on school safety and security for parents should be coming home. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day, what steps do you think should be taken to improve school safety? you can share your response at watercooler@wbaltv.com or send us an email. >> baltimore city police are searching for
Univision
Sep 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> the weather will change. >> we had a great stretch. >> things are getting a little dry. the rain is on the way. we have clear skies this morning. a few sprinkles around roanoke and approaching richmond. the air is pretty dry. the significant rain is in tennessee and near the gulf coast. some showers and thunderstorms in minnesota appeared that will come together and affect our forecast eventually. here is sarah caldwell. >> right now we're off to a pretty smooth start at the major roadways. right here at pulaski highway, word of an accident at middle river road. this one wrapping up in the city at exeter st.. monument street is closed near patterson park. that is for the sinkhole repair. north and west side, looking good. 83 is checking out ok. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. nine minutes to go south on 895 from the merge down to the harbor tunnel tolls. here's a quick, live look at traffic. everything flowing smoothly
Univision
Sep 17, 2012 6:30am EDT
. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i am stan stovall. >> i am jennifer franciotti. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. we had such a gorgeous weekend. >> a big storm down to the south and the west. we're beginning to see some sprinkles develop in virginia. most of the rain is back in tennessee and kentucky. most of the daytime hours today look dry. one more nice day. more details coming up in just a few minutes. >> fire investigators are working to figure out what started a deadly fire. this happened on woodland avenue. >> kim dacey has the latest on the investigation. >> fire investigators are expected to be back at the home today searching for a cause. just after 5:00 sunday morning, firefighters were called to the 2900 block of woodland avenue in northwest baltimore. >> they arrived on the scene to find heavy fire and smoke conditions coming from the rear of that structure. we did learn that three of the occupants in the home escaped without any injury. unfortunately, one adult man did not. apparently, he perished in that fire. preliminarily, we believe it to be du
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
the hospital after a shooting. >> jennifer franciotti has details. >> police did not think this was random. police believed the shootings are the result of a domestic dispute. the 4-year-old boy was shot in the hip. his mother was shot in the body just beneath the arm pit. this happened just before 9:30 last night near the 900 block of gorsuch avenue. police say the shooting happened inside the mother's home. she had physical injuries in addition to being shot. investigators are looking for a male person of interest. at least one neighbor is surprised by the level of violence in his community. >> i would say the neighborhood is generally safe. there are isolated events between individuals. and so generally i don't fear to be walking around at night or that sort of thing. >> neither the injuries to the boy or smother are considered life-threatening. >> police say a mother left her five children alone in a hotel room or she committed a robbery nearby. is facing a long list of charges -- she is facing a long list of charges. room and.d a man's police obtained a room key and found five
NBC
Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
safety and security. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us with more details. >> that's exactly right, stan. starting this morning baltimore county schools will conduct a series of mandatory meetings where a new security plan will be introduced. they will discuss how to go about reporting suspicious activity and introduce a new anonymous safety tip line. the teachers welcome these new measures. >> tomorrow there is information coming out that will help them to not only understand what their role is but also to help the students understand what their role is, and i believe a piece will be coming out for the parents as well. >> we're told the parents and their safety and security will have information coming it out. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day, what steps do you think should be taken to improve school safety? send us your responses to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 56 degrees at the airport at 5:70. >> negotiation, could talking lead to action? >> and several people are dead after a car plows into their bus stop. a possible look into the crash. >> and ver
NBC
Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. the time right now is 8:25. a look at some of the morning's top stories. police are calling the grandson of the elderly couple found in pikesville a suspect in the case. investigators say 31-year-old matthew long was discovered in oklahoma on september 11. long was living with his grandparents, vaughn and marjorie pepper, when they were killed, but he was missing when police discovered the bodies on monday. according to police, long is in the hospital in oklahoma receiving medical treatment. baltimore county detectives are there, waiting for a chance to interview him. >> we entered mr. long into the national missing person's database. when he was located in oklahoma on september 11, they notified the baltimore county police department. our detectives immediately began making preparations to interview him. >> the police have described the couple's injured as traumatic. the search continues for the man who opened fire on the campus of morgan state university on wednesday. investigators say the 19-year-old victim
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
! >> good morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. time 8:26. here's a look at some of the morning's top stories. the orioles just three wins away from clinching their first playoff berth in 15 years. they started their final home stand off in style last night. after chris davis hit a two-run home run, ryan flaherty hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first putting the o's up 6-1. that was all chris tillman would need in this one. he pitched a great game. the orioles go on to win 9-1. they're 90th game. you can definitely feel the magic in camden yards. a task force will review the city's automated traffic enforcement system. the board will skon cyst of traffic safety experts, community activists, aaa, also school representatives. board members will study the effectiveness of the cameras, the form eight of the task force comes in concerns that cameras largely center on generating revenue. two weeks ago the city reported cameras brought in $19.2 million. that was four more than projected. we're back >> good morning. temperatures this morning start out in the 50s. we tap out in the upper
NBC
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. firing back. ann romney takes a shot at fellow republicans critical of her husband and the way he's running his campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> as president obama is put on defense about some of the things he did not accomplish in his first term. >>> waiting games. american airline passengers dealing with a surge in delays and cancelled flight is. are plililot deliberately slowi things down over a labor dispute? >> call me, maybe, you've heard that. you've heard it like this and this. ♪ and here's my number so call me maybe ♪ >> an entire chorus and orchestra giving "call me, maybe" a musical mikeover live on the plaza today, friday, september 21st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. savannah, i'm struck by the progression of "call me, maybe." from cookie monster to now a classical orchestra >> we've got al. doesn't it just put you in an elevated mood? >> he does. calling for more strings. >> they can't see you, al, but that's okay. >> they can't? >> no. but later maybe we'll let you conduct. see that live. the whole performance. very exciting. beats the heavy metal version, that's for sure. meantime, we'll talk about politics at the top of our show. things getting pretty testy on the campaign trail. at a forum in miami president obama acknowledged he couldn't change washington from the inside and mitt romney was quick to pounce saying the president was throwing in the white flag of surrender on getting things done. we'll get reaction from a senior adviser to the president's campaign re-election team coming up. >> iphone fans flocking to apple stores across the country this morning to be among the very first to own the newest version. savannah, jealous, look what i have? >> is that it? >> didn't have to wait online. very light and cool, but there is one feature that people are already complaining about, not even out yet and they are complaining about it. >> what is it? >> we'll tell you in a second. wait and see. >> what a tease. and this guy is standing 30 yards from the lava of an active volcano. the crazy daredevil, as willie calls me, tells us what it took to capture those amazing pictures. amazing to see. >>> beginning with politics. president obama faces tough questions on the campaign trail as mitt romney comes to the defense of her husband. nbc's peter alexander is in west balm peach, florida this morning. peter, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. it is a rainy morning here in west palm beach and florida is the biggest prize among battleground states, so it's no surprise that both the president and mitt romney held duelling appearances here yesterday. romney spoke a just short time after the president and when he heard an opening in the president's remarks quickly tried to take advantage trying to cast himself in the same language the president tried to use four years ago as the candidate of change. it wasn't exactly a dress rehearsal for next month's debate, but president obama was in the hot seat thursday at a spanish language tv forum for miami, taking a step back from hope and change. >> obviously the fact that we haven't been able to change the tone in washington is disappointing. i've learned some lessons over the four years, and the most important lesson i've learned is that you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. >> reporter: across the state in sarasota, a fired up mitt romney tried to capitalize on the president's remarks. as a concession of failure and futility. >> the president today threw in the white flag of surrender again. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he can only change it from outside. well, we're going to give him that chance in november. he's going outside. >> reporter: for that to happen romney may have to make up significant ground in key swing states first. the latest nbc ow wurl/marist poll shows the president with a five-point lead in wisconsin and in iowa romney has fallen eight points behind with less than seven weeks to go. still in florida, the president was on the defensive for not living up to a 2008 campaign pledge to tackle immigration reform in his first year in office. >> you promised that. >> sure. >> and a promise is a promise, and with all due respect you didn't keep that promise. >> i am happy to take responsibility for the fact that i didn't get it done but i did not make a promise that i would get things done 100% when i was elected president. >> later when asked who is the real mitt romney mr. obama took a swipe rat his challenger making reference to the video when romney the wrote off 47% of the population. >> when you express a sentiment that 47% of people are victims, that somehow they want to be dependant on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> late thursday during an interview with radio iowa, romney's wife ann fired back at her husband's critics within the gop. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. this is hard, and, you know, it's an important thing that we're doing right now, and it's an important election, and it is time for all americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with myth's qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country. >> reporter: of course, we also know that both the president and mitt romney had a v been preparing a lot of time for next month's debate and during that interview ann romney gave reference to one of her husband's tendencies during the debate in the primary saying he would find her in the audience and afterwards he would look at her and say did i do okay? how did that sound? she likes that because it shows he loves her so much. >> david axelrod joins us, adviser to president obama's re-election campaign. good to see you. >> good to see you, savannah. >> let's talk about the president's remark you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside recognizing, i think, he was saying it's good to get the american people involved in the process. at the same time, is this a president who is acknowledging the limits of his own political ability? >> well, savannah, you were in washing washington, and you covered the president so this is not a new statement. what he said is exactly what you said and said it in his remarks yesterday. he said in order to move washington and to move the congress, you have to enlist the american people, and that's a lesson that he's learned over these four years. you know, that was the lesson he learned from the standoff on the -- on the debt ceiling last summer, and he's been making that point consistently. the fact that governor romney picked up on it and attacked him on it is just one more example of how he's just cascading from one gratuitous attack to another, and instead of talking about solutions to the problems we face. >> let's talk about immigration, because at that forum yesterday the president was pressed pretty toughly by one of the moderators. he said i did not make a promise that i would get everything done 100% when i was elected as president when asked why there wasn't immigration reform in the first term but here is president obama in 2008. take a listen. >> we can't wait 20 years from now to do it. we can't wait 10 years from now to do it. we need to do it by the end of my first term as president of the united states of america. and i will make it a top priority in my first year as president. >> so, david, when the president says he didn't promise immigration reform as a priority, is he rewriting history a little bit there in. >> i don't think he didn't say he didn't promise it as a priority. it was a priority, savannah. i was in a room in 2009 at the white house where he called together all of those members of congress who had supported immigration reform in the past, republicans and democrats, and he said let's lock arms and get this done. >> but he didn't put forward a bill. >> every single republican walked away because it became the policy of the republican party to walk away from immigration reform, so, you know, hopefully with the votes in november, people will say, okay, let's come back to the table and get this done, but the president did pass out of the house and out of the senate a d.r.e.a.m. act that was blocked by a minority of republicans in the senate on procedural grounds. he did move on the status of the d.r.e.a.m. act kids, the kids who are here because their parents came here and through no fault of their own they got caught up on the immigration system. did move on that, so there's no doubt he's exercised leadership and now what we have to do, as he said, engage the american people and move the congress on as well. >> finally, dave, i just have to ask you something about things i noticed last week on the campaign trail. it is a hand-to-hand combat situation, and yet both campaigns really seem to be trying to outdo each other complimenting one another, a romney spokesperson said president obama is the most gifted speaker in modern political history. it's hard to imagine anyone outscoring him in points and jim messina said of romney, he's quick, polished and ready with a polished attack again the president. what's going on here, david? >> here's what we know, savannah. we know governor romney has been practicing for months. i think the invasion of normandy took less preparation than he's putting into these debates so i expect he'll be prepared and red and will be strong in these debates and we have to be ready as well. >> sounds like you're trying to lower expectations for your guy. >> no, no, just telling you the facts. just rosting the facts like you do on the "today" show. >> david axelrod, thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> here's willie. >>> if you tried flying american airlines over the past week, you may be among the thousands of passengers who have experienced maddening delays. it all has to do with a labor dispute between american and its pilots union. nbc's tom costello is at reagan national airport in washington for us. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, willie, good morning to you. you know, american airlines is in bankruptcy proceedings. it has imposed tough benefit cuts on its employees. pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, and now the airline says pilots' sick leave is up over 20 years ago and it says it appears the pilots are imposing really strict standards and running by the books, running up a minor technical issues like a broken coffee light and enforcing mechanical delays. >> reporter: the pilots who fly american say there's any organized effort to slow down the airlines but delays skyrocketed in the past weeks creating headaches for passengers. >> like i said, i'm getting married and they are not making it pleasant for me. >> i'm more concerned about my trip saturday to rome. that's got me a little freaked out. >> reporter: the numbers are telling. last september, 82% of american flights were on time. this september, only 61% are on time, and even worse on-time numbers this week. from 45% on time sunday to 37% monday, 45% tuesday, 54% wednesday and more delays yesterday. american has already cancelled 300 flights and plans to cut more through october, going online to apologize to its customers. >> we understand how irritating and unfortunate this is in interrupting or delaying the travel plans. we appreciate their patience and hope for their understanding. >> reporter: but scott mccartney, who writes the "wall street journal's" middle seat column is now suggesting passengers should book away from american. >> the american operation right now just isn't reliable. there have been too many late flights, too many missed connections, too many cancelled flights and people left stranded. >> reporter: and there's something else that could mean bad news for passenger. with american airlines in bankruptcy, u.s. airways is aggressively pushing for a merger to merge delta. >> this is good for consumers, it's good for employees for both companies. >> reporter: be a american merger with u.s. airways could resemble others. continental merged with northwest and air tran with delta and it's possible, say, experts, that ticket prices could rise again. now u.s. airways denies that saying a merger would create only more options and u.s. airways has always struck behind-the-scenes deals with american labor unions that are better than what american has. can you see now why american pilots may not be so happy. willie, back to you. >> tom costello back in washington for us. thanks so much. >> a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie. good morning, everyone. the u.s. troop surge in afghanistan is over as the last of the additional 33,000 soldiers sent over there in 2009 has now left the war zone. 68,000 u.s. troops remain in afghanistan. >>> the white house is now classifying the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya as a terrorist attack. president obama said extremists capitalized on outrage sparked by the anti-islam video to attack the diplomatic facility killing ambassador chris stevens and three others americans. the incident is now under investigation, but intelligence officials now believe it was a planned attack in the guise of a protest. >>> a new mug shot of colorado movie theater shooting suspect james holmes shows he's shaved off the neon orange hair he had last month. the 24-year-old appeared in court thursday where prosecutors dropped their bid to access a notebook he sent to a psychiatrist before the shootings. >>> the check is in the mail for victims of bernard madoff's ponzi scheme. on thursday a court-appointed trustee sent out checks for $2.5 billion, fulfilling nearly half of all the claims from madoff's clients. >>> one final flight for the space shuttle "endeavour" as it heads from edwards air force base to los angeles today. on thursday, a very special fly-over for the shuttle's final commander mark kelley who looked on in amazement with his wife, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. sugar bear, chubz and chickadee taken by honey boo boo's father and sisters, so what's left for us. this is a new honey boo boo nickname generator online, and here's what they give us for essafe. savannah guthrie bakes sugar gooub goober and willie geist you're boo boo blitz and our producer will be known as jiangxi boo bear. >> all right. sugar boo boo and boo boo bits. >> i've got this going, natalie. >> okay. your nickname is nanny mini bell. >> i like it. >> let's see. >> what's al roquener. >> hold on. let's put that in. i can't get it. >> i'm not so goober as a last name is complimentary. >> not coming up. yeah, i can't get to it. oh, that's too bad. >> give me that. >> i'll look it up. you do the weather. >> let me do the weather and show you what's going on. let's take a look, alaska, in stewart, alaska, they got really hammered. a lot of rain. as you can see there's a tropical plume of moisture that is just firing up into seward and anchorage. causing massive flooding. more today and a lot of winds. rest of the country, we're expecting to see plenty of sunshine up and down the eastern seaboard. wet weather down through southern florida. look for another warm day in the pacific northwest. not great news for the wildfire fighters there, and plenty of sunshine making its way through the south. that's what's going on around g >> it looks like it will be another nice day as we close down the work week. it should be warmer than the past couple of days as well. we will make it up to 78 this >> that's your latest weather. wrong again, bezzo. >> we'll make up our own. >> alli ro ro. >> i'll go with that. >> i think you want to pull that goober thing. >> sugar goober. >> and boo boo blitz. >> i take no offense to that at all. >> goober out. al, thanks. coming up. the big day is here for apple fans actually. the much-hyped iphone 5 comes out this morning, and as you can see, can you believe, it people lined up at apple stores around the country. danya alvarez with some of them in pasadena, california. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. this particular line stretches arou down the block and around the corner. you had to get here tuesday evening and i've told the iphone 5 is a game-changer, worth the wait. the ipod, the iphone, the ipad, anything from apple inspires worldwide frenzy, and now the latest rock star, the iphone 5 that has apple addicts lining up from singapore to san francisco. >> good to be the first person to have something. >> reporter: a slimmer case, a bigger screen and cutting-edge apps, worth a seven-day wait outside this manhattan apple store for joseph cruz. >> i think it's a big leap actually, the upgrade, mostly everything on the phone, the camera, the length. the front camera is actually hd. >> when you measure what happened on the internet, 2 million phones sold within 24 hours. that's kind of crazy. that's double anything they have ever done before. >> reporter: and many of those waiting in line are hoping to turn those phones into cash cows as they are already popping up on ebay. then there are those who are being paid to wait. >> they are paying me $1,500, an i've been here since 10:00 a.m. monday morning. >> reporter: but for true believers you couldn't pay them enough to part with their new product. >> i really do want the phone. i've gotten every upgrade of the phone that's ever come out since the beginning. >> every time something new from apple comes out, it's like are you going to do it? are you going to come out? it's going to become a tradition with the three of us. >> reporter: kind of a cult following most companies with only dream of, so what's the secret? tech experts say it's not what the products do, it's how they make you feel. >> you hold this phone in your hand. when you touch, it when you feel it, you feel like you're holding on to something that is the future, that is tomorrow. >> reporter: and for apple fans, it's never too early to enjoy the future. and it turns out that good things come to those who wait. store employees here are holding out water and could have tote folks waiting in line. other stores will be handing out umbrellas to shield them from the sun and the ultimate payoff, the iphone 5. >> diana, thanks. here with an up close and personal look at the iphone 5 size. josh, is this the most exciting thing that's ever happened? >> in the world in history, yeah. >> you're the tech guy. >> would i say so. >> we're to the over-selling it. >> what's so great about it? it's lighter. >> it's thinner. >> got a larger screen. got a 4-inch screen instead of the 3.5-inch desplay from the last one. it's faster with faster data. >> hypeworthy. >> definitely hypeworthy. >> does it love you back? >> sirie does a little bit. >> getting much better. >> is she better than she was before? >> she is better than she was before and a lot is due to the ls data, faster cellular data so when you're on the move you get stuff down and up faster. >> a couple things people are complaining about, the plug in the bottom. apple calls it lightning, a lot of people call it a pain. >> i've got the 4s here with the last model, 30-pin adapter. called the lightning adaerpt, the lightning port, and it will have to make you get an adapter for all your accessories or buy new accessories. >> people are upset about the maps. >> it used to be google map, and now they have their own mapping system, turn-by-turn directions. you lose a lot of information, transit directions, points of information >> i read an entire city is in the ocean on this map. is it atlantis in. >> there's some situations where you end up in decimated operations on the map. >> coming up, the man who dares to stand on the edge of an active volcano. we'll talk to him, but first this is "today" on nbc. 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[announcer:] revlon super lustrous lipstick. mega moisturizing formula in 82 stay true colors. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. baltimore city police are investigating a thursday afternoon, signed. sky team 11 was over the 1700 block of presstman street thursday afternoon, where a man was shot and later died at shock trauma. witnesses say they saw another man toss a weapon aside as he was fleeing the scene. detectives say they are still searching for that suspect. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> if your problems to get to. let's get you up-to-date if you are traveling in dundalk. colubrid avenue and dundalk avenue, watch for an accident there. not tracking significant delays at the fort mchenry or harbor tunnel. prior to that, a little slow down towards the 895 split. delays on the west side. we're looking slow from 22 miles per hour from 795 towards and sen. 26 on the north side outer loop from parksville towards towson. let's look at one more delay. 40 miles per hour from 100 down to 32. tony has a check on the forecast. >> it will be another nice day today. in a little bit of fog out there. 53 at the airport. a few high, thin clouds showing up on the satellite. 52 degrees in parkton. we will make it into the upper 70's this afternoon. it is a little bit above average. not bad. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. the winds will be light and variable. we will make it to 81 tomorrow. there will be a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. once the fund grows through, it will be breezy and much cooler on sunday and monday with high temperatures only in the upper 60s to around 70. the autumnal >>> am i close enough? i can't get any closer. >> that's pretty close. with you looking at remarcable video of a man standing on the edge of an active volcano just 30 yards from that 1,100-degree laugh ark. he'll join us to share more of those dramatic images and ask him that burning question, why do you do that straight ahead. 7:30 now on a friday morning. it's september 21st, 2012. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. >> you won't believe how long he stood beside that lava. >> a different kind of guest. >> a different hot spot. would you spend the night on the town at your local applebee's. what the restaurant is doing some location, get out the glo sticks. time for a rave at applebees. >> see the flicker of a disco pal. >> they are having fun. >>> and later the classical spin on "call me, maybe." a huge hit online. the entire chorus and orchestra are here, and they will perform it for us live on the plaza. >>> and then are you the kind of person that strives for perfection? >> absolutely? >> really? not really. >> no, but it's the right thing to say. >> some people r.al is trying to draw the perfect circle. >> oh. >> it's not that easy as we're seeing there. some say it can't be done, but his teacher, the other al standing next to him begs to differ. coming up, we'll meet the self-proclaimed world freehand circle drawing champion. >> at least you're smiling about it. he'll give us a little lesson. >> not even close, al, but good try. we begin this half hour with a story that's made worldwide headlines. the wife of a deputy prison warden found living with the escaped convict who allegedly abducted her more than ten years earlier. nbc's edie magnus is here with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: after what she said was more than a decade of abuse and a stint in prison herself, bobbi parker is back with her family and speaking for the first time trying to clear her name. >> for 11 years the woman's husband never gave up hope. >> reporter: in the spring of 2005 it was a sensational story. bobbi parker, the wife of a deputy prison warden, was found on a chicken farm in east texas with a convicted killer. the murder, randolph diald had escaped from the prison back in 1994 with bobbi parker in tow. >> he bound my wrists, he bound my ankles, and he beat me with his belt. it was a very severe beating, very severe. what i remember him saying is this is nothing compared to what the people that i know can and will do to you. >> bobbi parker said she was ripped from her husband and two daughters and that convicted killer randolph diall held her hostage for more than a decade. what did he say he would do if you tried to get away? >> he would either find me or my family, and he would harm them, kill them. >> reporter: she says diall terrorized and abused her, physically, emotionally and sexually. >> it degrades you. it embarrasses you. humiliates you. it messes with you mentally. >> reporter: bobbi says she was overjoyed when authorities finally captured diall and reunited her with her husband. >> you took her back, no questions asked. >> there was no taking her back. it was to go get her and bring her back home where she belonged. >> reporter: not everyone believed she was a kidnap victim. >> how could you be gone from your children for 11 years and never contact them? never make an attempt to get away. >> reporter: the d.a. believes bobbi fell in love with diall and ran off with him and charhe him escape from prison. you felt there was no law enforcement agent that would be able to help you out in >> i didn't feel that way. i knew the consequences of what would happen to me and my family, i just knew it. >> reporter: you're certain. >> i have no doubt and that's what people don't understand. i couldn't get past the fear within me, the voice within me >> reporter: case went to trial last summer, and a year ago today she was found guilty and sentenced to one year in prison. despite verdict bobbi's husband randy believes her completely. >> to her it was real, and i believe that to her it was real. >> reporter: bobbi is now out of prison, trying to clear her name, and overturn her conviction. >> it's like a nightmare that just doesn't end. >> reporter: and on monday the u.s. supreme court is expected to decide whether or not to take up an issue in bobbi's appeal. there's so much more to this story you really have to hear bobbi tell it herself so can you make a judgment about whether you think she was in on it or not. >> you can do that on a special edition of "dateline," the devil and bobbi parker. that's 10:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. central. edie magnus. thanks very much. >> now a check of the wet we are mr. roker. >> thank you very much. we told you last half hour with seward, alaska and how rough the weather has been there. take a will be at this video. pretty amazing stuff. see all this flooding, 5 inches of rain in a short period of time, turned roads into rivers making a real mess, and he have got more coming over the next 48 hours into early next week. so they are not out of the woods just yet. let's show you what's going on as far as your weekend is concerned. as we look ahead towards saturday, the northeast, weary going to be looking at a risk of strong storms, wet weather back into the eastern great lakes. sizzling in the southwest. and then on sunday, sunday, expect a few showers in northern new england. the heat continues through the southwest, and looking at mild conditions into the pacific northwest which doesn't reallych >> good morning everyone. it will be a mild afternoon. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. high that's your latest weather. tomorrow marks the start of fall, but we know fall's already started because it's time for another edition of sunday night "football night in america." this is a big one. we've got the patriots going out to the m & t bank stadium taking on the ravens. a replay of the afc championship last year. clear, cool, 58 to 62 degrees on sunday night "football night in america." >> thanks, al. i got the echo, too. that was exciting. >>> when you think of late-night hot spots a restaurant that caters to the high chair set is preble low on your list but one chain is hoping to change that. janet shamlian is in texas to explain. got to hear that. >> reporter: no surprise in a tough economy that companies are looking for ways to keep the cash coming in, but is this too much of a stretch? a national chain of family restaurants on a big push to become your favorite late-night hot spot. ♪ >> reporter: music is loud. the tap is open, and the dance floor is packed. ♪ >> reporter: it's almost midnight on a thursday in tampa, and the party is in full swing. but this is not your hard to get into just open nightclub of the moment. >> a pretty good vibe, i'm not going to lie. >> reporter: roll back a few hours and its alter ego is revealed. >> hi, how are you. welcome to applebee's. this is the statele of suburban dinners out. it's an applebee's. >> reporter: call it an extreme makeover. best known for a quick business lunch or family dinner with crayons and high chairs, it now tries to pass itself off as the hottest nightclub in your neighborhood. the chain's almost 2,000 locations are open to at least midnight, some to 2:00 a.m. hoping to lure late-nighters with food and drink specials and a party vibe. some even hosting theme night, ladies, luau and karaoke. what spurred the move into turning the restaurant into a club scene? >> well, we know that consumer behavior is changing, and in order for us to continue to thrive and be the successful brand that we are, we have to change with the times. ♪ >> reporter: chain won't release sales figures, but calls the rebranding profitable. >> your apps will be right out. >> reporter: this woman is a regular at dinner with her brother. she came back after hours to give the late night a try. >> came here after 10:00 on wednesday for a girls night. pretty good, i must say. i enjoy it >> reporter: transformation comes as the stroller-pushing crowd goes home. the crowd goes home, the lights kick up and a restaurant is reimagined. >> i would definitely come again. this is my second thursday in a row. >> reporter: they have been doing the late-night scene in florida for a while, but this is now the national rollout, and this will be the real test. savannah, back to you. >> all right, janet shamlian, thank you. >>> coming up next, incredible video of a man standing on the edge of a spewing volcano. we're going to talk to him right after this. ♪ i'm on the edge of glory 100% juice blends are y with no added sugar. just one glass equals two servings of fruit. very "fruit-ritious." or try ocean spray light 50, with just 50 calories, a full serving of fruit, and no added sugar. with tasty flavors like cranberry pomegranate and cranberry concord grape, it's like a fruit stand in every bottle. 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i am jennifer franciotti, in for mindy. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> some incidents and milford mill road and liberty road. another one in the city and north broadway and orleans street. holabird ave and don noth avenue, an accident still clearing. heavy delays on the underside towards the outer loop of the towson region. 18 minutes to get you through that stretch. six minutes to go from seven under 95 to the 895 split. that is the very latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it will be equal this morning -- cool this morning. dew points at 51. a touch cooler in the northern and western suburbs. 53 in rising sun. the bay water temperatures are in the mid-70's. the forecast for today, a mixture of sunshine and clouds. high temperatures will, between 75 and 80 degrees. a beautiful sunrise earlier this morning. going into the weekend, it will get warmer tomorrow and we will make it up to 81. a strong cold front will come through on saturday night. it will turn breezy and much cooler on sunday and monday with the upper 60s to around 70. the overnight lows will drop back into the 40's. >>> 8:00 new on a beautiful friday morning. it's 91st day of september, 2012, and our crowd is enjoying what is the last official day of summer. >> yes. >> out in rockefeller plaza. feels a little like fall already. >> it does. >> good morning. i'm savannah guthrie with willie geist in for matt and al roker. coming up, everything you immediate to know for the weekend. >> got it covered. the big movie openings, the emmys this weekend. get you ready for that, and got the hottest trends in beauty and fashion, al roker. >> if you really, really want to impress your guests, you want to tailgate, not any kind of tailgating, you want high-tech tailgating, including a remote-controlled cooler that plays music. >> >> that is the height of laziness. i love it >> you know whales they have, a gas-powered blender, kid you not. wait until you see this stuff. >> and a high-tech camera. also ahead, "call me, maybe." all love the song. not heard it like this. maybe you have. gotten millions of hits on youtube. a chorus and orchestra will be here to play the beautiful rendition of "call me, maybe" live. al's been conducting it. >> that's it, and then they will do "gangnam style" which will be really amazing. ♪ and here's my number so call me maybe ♪ >> makes me so serene, i don't know if i can go on with this. ♪ so here's my number, call me maybe ♪ >> oh, but we must. >> i know. everyone is so peaceful and serene. we want to tell but something el else. >> carly rae jepsen. >> right up there. >> "ask away today." send us in your questions about anything. >> wow. >> and we are going to reach into the grab bag and answer them next week. i mean, ask whatever you want. >> this has a real high potential for disaster. >> high potential for disaster. i've read some of the letters. you guys are really weird, okay, we'll answer. >> so are we. >> so are we. looking forward to it. >> not so sure it's a pandora's box you want to open. >> most of this is reading them, pulling it out of the hat. >> let's send it inside to natalie at news desk. >> good morning again, willie, savannah and al. good morning, everyone. mitt romney is pouncing on a chance to use president obama's words against him. during a forum on spanish language tv on thursday the president said he's learned you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. romney called that the white flag of surrender. >>> american airlines customers are dealing with an increase in cancelled and delayed flights. the nation's third largest carrier blames the problems on pilots calling in sick and crew members filing maintenance requests. the pilots union blames company mismanagement and old aircraft. mesh has cut jobs and benefits as it reorganization under bankruptcy protection. >>> singer/songwriter fiona apple is free on bail after spending wednesday night in jail on drug charges. apple's tour bus was stopped and searched at a border patrol checkpoint in west texas. police say they found small amounts of marijuana and hashish and that apple admitted they were hers. hashish possession is a felony in texas. >>> now let's head to wall street and cnbc's mary thompson at the new york stock exchange. mary, how is it looking like it will close out the week? >> reporter: have to wait and see. a lot of news coming out. people on walling street focused on a different apple this morning, natalie, that being apple stores. crowds lining up around apple stores around the world, the reason being, of course, the iphone 5 goes on sale today. it is expected to be apple's top-selling phone to date. some analysts say by the end of the weekend apple may have sold 10 million of those fans. back to you. >> all right. mary thompson, back to you. >>> for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. lady gaga is talking about her new curvier figure. gaga says she's put on 25 pounds because of her dad's delicious cooking. he owns a new york city restaurant. gaga says i love eating pasta and pizza. i'm a new york italian girl. >>> just a day after its release, one direction's new video for "live while you're young" is closing in on 2 million youtube views. check it out. ♪ and never, never, never stop for anyone ♪ ♪ and now let's live while we're young ♪ >> new single off their new album "take me home." sounds like a good one and political high seas means the return of "saturday night live's" weekend update thursday, and it opened last night with a spoof of secret mitt romney tapes, including one where he's a contestant on "cash cab." take a look. >> four seasons, please. >> are you in the cash cab. tv game show takes place right here in my taxi cab. all have you to do is answer questions. first question is worth $25. >> that's okay. we're not going to answer questions for a quarter. >> $25. >> right, which is a quarter of $100. any other type of quarter, don't understand? >> catch more of "snl"'s political standups next thursday and more on "saturday night live," of course, right here hon nbc. >>> it is 8:05. let's go back outside to savannah and willie. >> all right, natalie, thanks. let's get a check of the weather with mr. roker from across the plaza. >> a lot of friends down here. where are you guys from? >> oklahoma. >> having a good time? >> yeah. >> your first trip. >> welcome to new york. nice to see you. >>> let's see what we've got for you for today. pick city of the day just happens to be han lulu, hawaii. book him, dana. partly sunny, warm, 86 degrees, and as we look at today's weather, we're expecting to see lots of heat, texas into oklahoma for our young friend. 80s and 90s all the way up into the pacific northwest. 60s and 70s here in the east. look for wet weather through the ohio river valley. still, some pesky showers and thunderstorms down through southern florida. miami again getting dumped on. shat's what's going on around >> it looks like it will be another nice day as we close down the work week. it should be warmer than the past couple of days as well. we will make it up to 78 this and that's your late est weather. savannah. >> thanks, al. coming up next, the friday whiff on the hottest trends in movies and entertainment. all you need to get ready for the weekend right after this. ♪ well, he's not very handsome ♪ to look at [ sighs ] ♪ oh, he's shaggy ♪ and he eats like a hog [ male announcer ] the volkswagen jetta. available with advanced keyless technology. control everything from your pocket, purse, or wherever. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ that dirty, old egg-suckin' dog ♪ that's the power of german engineering. it 's time to get real about egg-suckin' dog ♪ and start talking about whawhat you really wanthroom. from your toilet paper. it's time to talk about clean. feeling clean is so important. i use quilted northern. quilted northern soft and strong 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"end of wake." jake gyllenhaal's best performance since "bockback mountain." plays an l.a. cop who investigates a lot of grisly crimes. jake gyllenhaal spent five months preparing for this. he rode along with actual police officers and says he was even tased so he really prepared and totally pays off. a great movie. >> a clint eastwood movie, one he didn't direct. >> first time in almost 20 years he's in a movie he didn't direct. plays an aging baseball recruiter, a very classic family film. >> and if you're into scary movies, i'm not, too scared. >> you are? >> no. >> i went to "the house at the end of the street," jennifer lawrence, first movie since "hunger games." kind of like "silence of the lambs" for middle school schools. >> that sounds scary. >> intrigued but terrifying. >> tv, big weekend, the emmys. >> i think a lot of close categories. the one to watch is best drama. really close. if "mad men" wins, breaks the record. no tv drama has won five years in a rowe. they have won four times. it will have to compete against "breaking bad," "homeland" and your favorite "downtown abbey." i think that can pull off a price. >> it's fantastic. first images of the lifetime movie with lindsay lohan as elizabeth taylor. >> the images and trailers went this up week. looks kind of strange. a lot of sex and booze. she's a brunet. >> damn them with your faint praise. >> haven't seen it yet. comes out in november. people can watch for themselves. >> lindsay as liz taylor, i don't know. >> kind of looks the part, well, i don't know. music, the new judges on "american idol," talking about new judges potentially on "the voice." >> right. the new judges panel on "american idol" was announced, mariah carey, nicki minaj, keith urban and randy jackson is back. >> and speaking of a new judge from "the voice," christina aguilera. >> a new single out. >> going old christina. >> "your body," a great song, download it on your ipad. >> one tough customer. >> sometimes. >> we'll head over to willie now. >> savannah, do the best leg of this relay. what's up in entertaining planning a weekend get together? sarah gore is the house of nbc's "open house." good to see you. >> good to see you, too. >> i'm a fan of any food on a stick. what's here? >> everything that is old is new again, on a stick with bacon and booze. let's go. remember the push pops? this is cake. who needs a fork. so last season. red velvet cupcake things, actually cake and a gold edible star. >> just make the cake and push down and mold it in and pipe your frosting in and layer. do it with different colors, different kind of cakes. pie pops, the new things. >> pie on a stick. >> you can make them homemade. don't have the skills to make it homemade, little machines for everything, makes it in under four minutes. >> wow. >> these are the ones done in four minutes, a little less fancy, but how great are they. sweet or savory. >> these are under $20. >> what is this? what am i looking at? >> pizza in a cone. how fantastically tacky is this. tacky in the best way possible. roll the pizza up, get drippings all over yourself, nobody wants to do this especially when you're wearing a nice suit like you are, willie. pizza topping, you can do it more healthy, fill it with salad and pizza topping. >> looks beautiful, too. >> beautiful and take it on the go. >> if i'm watching the emmys this weekend, got to have popcorn. >> this is one of the best things, different price ranges, different sizes. this is about $50 on sale. glitteratti popcorn, nuts, cranberries, white chocolate and a little edible gold again. how pretty is that? >> eat the glitter, love it. >> glitter dust. >> and real quick on theen. make your own doughnuts. >> don't have to fry them. four minutes, under $30. bacon and booze, remember i talked about that before, apple cider doughnuts with bourbon maple glaze and bacon on top. >> bacon and booze, words to live by. >> right. >> thank you so much. here's natalie. >> and now what's in with beauty. jen fallic is an expert and beauty expert and you're rocking the bangs which is the trend. >> i'm rocking the trends, yours are real, mine are not. hot on the runway. don't have to make the commitment. >> it is a big commitment. >> daisy fuentes has lux hair wow. you can blend this with your hair. >> yours is identical and these are great and easy to use and bang stylers, so, for example, this manny little iron, you can charge it in your car and fix your bangs on the go. >> reworking some classic products. >> yeah. >> tell us what's new in beauty. >> beauty brands are getting smart. women have certain products they love so ysl, a foundation. laura mercier's best selling moisturize moisturizer and elizabeth arden, eight-hour cream, a distinct smell. >> great. >> a whole bunch of stuff. vasoline and in a mini for lips and now they have this for the whole face. >> fantastic. >> over here. beauty products that are new brands and some are going a little bit retro. >> big new launches this season. erin, so chic. want to throw everything out. >> such a beautiful palette. >> everything is amazing, rose-fragranced lotion, everything, and mack is coming out two weeks. >> i love it. >> oscar de la renta. >> andy warhol. >> give yourself a pop of color for the fall. >> and illuminators are the big thing as well. >> a big thing, after ski sort of blush. it's a silver icy eliminator, great on the inner corners of the eyes, cheek bones and just above the lips to make your lips look huge and beautiful. all available at sephora, all sizes, whatever you need. >> you rock the bangs. look good up on you >>> coming up next, the must-have gadgets you need for your next tailgating party, right after this. 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>> that's the closest we can get to r-22d2 bringing you a beer. >> this has an a.m./fm radio on it, listen to the game while you're out. these are college coolers which igloo, 15 different universities this. >> and people like to party at the tailgate. you need good quality sound. >> need good quality sound. this is from brookstone, really good for outdoors because it's water resistant, weather proof, really, really sturdy and different style jam boxes, small one you can do in your school colors which is really cool. you can kind of customize those and then the big jam box that i'm actually going to play. i want you to hear the quality of this sound. >> and you sync these up to your ipod. >> this is jim bell's -- the e.p. told me this is his favorite song to play for you. >> gang n"gangnam style." you guys know how to do it. >> that was last week. >> that's how you do tailgate. >> this is my favorite one, a gas-powered blender. how much power do we need to make a margarita? >> this is by tailgater zone. 22 cs, crank this up just like you're mowing your lawn and pour and blend the margaritas. >> what's happening here? >> a blacktop grill, affordable and collapsible, called blacktop 360. it can do warming and has an infrared grill, a whole lot of stuff already built in into one portable grill. >> cool. >> really easy unit. >> tailgater by dish. now we're getting serious. >> if you want to step up, this is a dish satellite that's actually portable. carry this satellite, put it on to your truck, a connector here in the back that just goes right to your dvr so all you have to do is get power to your dvr while you're out and about. 220 watt inverter, connected to the tv, and you are watching football outside. now this isn't any regular tv. this is a sunbright television so this guy is totally weather proof. never do this at home. we'll take you water and so you the tv, 32 inch, made in america. >> what are you doing? >> what are you doing? >> oh. >> right, exactly! you would never do that. >> sunbrite is made in the usa, awesome. goes up to a 65-inch screen >> you need to do a late-night infomercial, very impressive. >> and over here. >> this is a quickgoal person. collapse it and then have six of your friends grab a seat and great food and watch the game, and to plan the event, one of the favorite websites i like is tgator.com, a website to plan your event and invite people to it, upload photos and have people come to your tailgate and hang out. >> the truth is, with all this stuff why go out in the stadium. >> amazing. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am jennifer franciotti. time for a check of our traffic. with. >> we still have one clearing and milford mill road and liberty road. watch for closures due to a crash. another one to watch for in annapolis road. we are looking at delays, with 23 miles per hour on the north side outer loop. 20 minutes to get you through the outer loop west side stretch. inner loop between 795 and the 83's. 16 minutes on the outer loop north east side. tony tranches with a look at the forecast. hi, john. >> most spots for in the fifties this morning, as opposed to the 40's. 56 at the airport. dew points is only 52. temperatures in the northwest suburbs are a little bit cooler. 54 in parkton. here it 60 in stevensville. a water temperatures are in the 70's. average high temperature this time of year is the mid-70's. we will make it above that mark the next couple of days. high temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees this afternoon. sunset this evening at 4 minutes after 7:00. the clouds are going to thicken up during the day tomorrow. chance for a few showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. strong front will go through on saturday night. that one of temperatures 2 around 70 mons sunday and monday. >> we'll have another update for you at 8:55. you at 8:55. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. ♪ ♪ where you think you going ♪ hey, i just met you ♪ and this is crazy ♪ and here's my number ♪ so call me, maybe >> 8:30 now on this friday morning, the 21st of september, 2012, and as we say good morning to everyone on the plaza. you may recognize that song a little bit. a class ic. >> practiced on "morning joe." >> we're heard a lot of tributes and knockoffs to "call me, maybe." but we think we have the best one for you this morning. just ahead the entire chorus out of connecticut is going to perform for us live. >> all right. it's beautiful. >> good morning, everyone, again. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt and natalie morales and al. what else is coming up? >> when you think of cheerleading, do you think of science? maybe not necessarily, but actually one group is out to show that there is some science involved, and there's a lot more in their pom-poms and pyramids, and they are using their sport to hopefully teach kids across the country about it. >> classic music and cheerleading. only on "today." >> what else? >> and we'll show you and help you break some of the not-so-great habits your kids may have picked up over the summer. >> all right. but first we want to say hello to the oscar-nominated movie "maggie gyllenhaal" about "won't back down" who wants to do something about her kids' failing public school. i read you really wanted to convey a real mom, not a perfect mom. tell me about that. >> well, the person that i play in the movie ends up being kind of a hero, you know. she really does, you know, risk everything for her daughter's education, and i wanted -- i guess i wanted people who saw it to feel like they could make that kind of change, too. if you make her like this perfect mom which is, you know, as far as i can tell, not something that's possible to be, then, you know, people feel like i can't do this, but, yeah, i wanted her to be flawed in the way, that you know, we are all flawed. >> yeah. >> and still be able to, you know, do something incredible. >> you have two kids, all of us who have children know that feeling of fighting, wanting the very best for your children. how much your own motherhood did you bring to the role? >> well, i think once you're a mom, there's little secret things that you know, like you know how -- you know that in your pocket you'll find like a bag of cheerios or things like. >> always. >> little secrets that you just wouldn't know otherwise, so those kind of things go in, and i'm sure all of those things are in there, and also, yeah, this kind of way that you can fight for something that i think you just otherwise wouldn't have known and also like a whole spectrum of feelings that i just didn't have until i had my girls, you know. >> in fact, your character says, you hear about those moms who lift one-ton trucks off their babies, they are nothing compared to me. >> yeah. the woman i play in the movie is almost like a child herself, you know. she's like a kid who, like, she's unstoppable in the way that a child, is you know. as we get older we start to say, i don't know if i can do that, i don't know if it's worth it, but she's -- she has this kind of naivety that i think only children really have. in a way i was almost playing a kid who is the mother of a kid. >> well, it sounds like a great movie. "won't back down." opens next friday. we'll have a special screening this sunday at the new york public library in conjunction with the kickoff of education nation. thanks. >> thank you. >> mr. roker, the weather. >> weekend, starting off fall foliage. we'll start to see color in the northeast, new england. upper mississippi river valley and near peak conditions near the central rockies. for tomorrow, are risk of strong storms, great brief looking weather in the northeast. a lot of sizzling weather in the southwest. sunday, sunday, we're looking at showers in northern new england, mild weather in the pacific northwest. the heat continues down through the southeast and mild in the mid-atlantic states and heat >> good morning everyone. it will be a mild afternoon. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. high >>> and a first for our program, we have willie geist, but first let's say hello to willie scott. [ no audio ] . >> it is so pretty. you've got to come visit. many people do. take a look at our birthday buddies today. nice birthday party and a nice place. this is alice simpson of mt. dora, florida, 100 years old today. always had a great attitude and had ronald reagan for lunch one day, on the grill, not ronald but lunch. all right. louise ricks, atlanta, georgia, 100 years old. loves aerobic classes and happy birthday. lionel ferbos from new orleans, louisiana. a jazz musician, and he's 101 and works every week. loves to play that horn. clara shen, san francisco, california 1, 100 years old, a model for mass magazines back in the 1940s and still loves to play the piano. love her and vincent topper, harrisburg, pennsylvania, 100 years old today. a catholic priest for more than 70 years. beatrice, lovely beatrice ramirez of la verkin, utah, loves to sew and has many beautiful dresses. 104 years old. that's it. all from your nation's capital and now back to the hudson and east river, my two favorites. >> thanks, willard. coming up next, live from the plaza, a new take on the hit "call me, maybe" like you've never heard it before. but first, this is "today" >>> well, carly rae jepsen's hit "call me, maybe" was the breakout sensation of the summer with many tributes and parodies to count, everyone from the u.s. olympic team to cookie monster and kathie lee and hoda and all of us, too. this is a classical version from the three penny orchestra. welcome. >> thank you. >> colin, this was your big idea what. about this song made you any it has to be done in classical form? >> such an infectious form. we couldn't get away from it on the airwaves, but it's such a song that makes you so happy. >> you put out call for musicians and really got high-caliber musicians. >> most of the people here are affiliated with the yale university and hart school and a bunch of other colleges and churches in concoverage all volunteered their time and came out to record it. >> how hard is this to pull off? >> actually only took us about an hour and a half to do total. it was labor day and we said let's do something fun and a little bit different from our professional lives as musicians. >> this isn't bach, in other words? >> it isn't bach but love bach as much as jepsen. way to get together with friends on labor day. >> trying to get people interested in classical music in. >> if it makes people listen that doesn't usually, that's great and wonderful. >> do more for charity. >> maybe "gangnam style." >> of course. >> without further adieu, we'll let you take it away. ♪ you talk your tame with the call ♪ ♪ i tack my call with the fall and you gave me nothing at all ♪ ♪ i big, borrowed and steal ♪ i didn't know i was dealing ♪ but it's in my way ♪ your stare was hold be ♪ ripped jeans, skin was showing ♪ ♪ hot night, wind was blowing ♪ where you think you're going, baby ♪ ♪ hey, i just met you ♪ and this is crazy ♪ but here's my number, so call me, maybe ♪ ♪ it's hard to look right at you baby ♪ ♪ but here's my number, so call me maybe ♪ ♪ hey, i just met you and this is crazy ♪ but here's my number so call me, maybe ♪ ♪ and all the other boys try to chase me ♪ ♪ but here's my number, so call me, maybe ♪ ♪ and this is so bad, and this is so bad ♪ snoetd bad, bad, bad ♪ ♪ it's hard to look right at you, baby ♪ but here's my number, so call me maybe ♪ ♪ hey, i just met you, and this is crazy ♪ ♪ but here's my number, so call me, maybe ♪ ♪ and all the other base try to chase me ♪ ♪ but here's my number, so call me, maybe ♪ ♪ before you came into my life i missed you so bad ♪ ♪ i missed you so bad ♪ i missed you so, so bad ♪ before you came into my life i missed you so bad ♪ ♪ i missed you so bad snoed ♪ i missed you so, so bad ♪ so call me, maybe >> way to go. the orchestra with a little help from your friends. a lot of lipstick on this little trumpet. thank you so much. >>> and we're back with some exciting fall geth aways right after this. >> great job, guys. anncr: their dishonest ads are everywhere. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. they don't want competition. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools. vote for question seven. >>> we are back at 8:45. this morning we're taking off a new series celebrating l.a. vida latina. natalie is here with us. >> spent any time watching commercials recently, you probably noticed a striking trend. sophia. >> been looking for you all night. >> thank you. >> salma and eva. madison avenue advertisers have fallen for these latina ladies. their faces are everywhere selling all-american products. >> thank you. >> from milk, to makeup. >> get gorgeous lips, not once, but twice. >> to shampoo. >> tried me to try this pantene. >> why with reseeing so much of sophia, salma hayek and j. lo in ads these days? >> seeing gorgeous women in ads because they follow the dollars. they follow the audience. >> and that hispanic audience in america, made up of more than 50 million, is watching and spending. >> the latino consumer has a buying power of $1 trillion. that's a trillion with a "t" so the u.s. spanish population was its own country, it would be one of the top richest economies in the world. >> that says it right there. when you talk about the upscale hispanic households, the numbers have more than doubled. roughly 3 million households are making upwards of $75,000 a year >> i think that latinos are the new baby boomers, and what i mean by that is that they are the ones who are striving for the american dream. >> they are the ones who want to sent their kids to college, buying cars and homes because it's the american dream reborn. >> women like jennifer lopez, the puerto rican bronx-born beaute set ultimate example of latinos living the american dream. >> these are women who are setting new standards when it comes to beauty. these are new role models. women want to be like them. men love looking at them. the perfect combination for any company going out there to sell a product. >> the word is crossover. these women are the equivalent of bill cosby in the early '80s. first crossover, yes, an african-american, but had a tremendous appeal to a white audience. >> pretty good. >> breakfast. come drink your meal. >> so salma hayek and the got milk ad, that not only has crossover appeal and you're hitting the target. so there's bang for a buck. >> if she wasn't right for the broad audience, she wouldn't be in there. what else do you know about sophia vagera in a super bowl ad. if you talk to young people in their 20s and 30s, they are going i love her. if you are a latino and you're looking and go, wow, that's one of us. if you're white you go that's one of us also, and that's the great thing. >> and for much more on hispanic heritage month including pionee pioneers, change in the klatina country, head to the website. >> i hear that there's an incredible gazpacho recipe on the site. >> yeah, my recipe, very easy. >> thanks very much. >>> up next, a group of cheerleaders getting kids excited about science, but first this is "today" on nbc. >>> back now at 8:51. a recent federal report found one-third of eighth graders lack basic science skills, and girls lag behind boys. "today's" jenna wolf found a group using a popular group to change somewhat. >> you don't need an advanced degree in rocket science or do you? here rocket science is not encouraged but also required. >> by night she's a dancer for the sacramento kings. by day this professional cheerleader surrounds herself by science science. >> who cares if i'm a cheerleader. it's fun. >> wendy belongs to a rapidly growing number of women in the country known as science cheerleader. they perform during nba, nfl and other pro sports teams while also pursuing a career in the advanced sciences. here at the usa science and engineering festival in washington, d.c., wendy and a team of former and current pro cheerleaders are out of their lab coats and in their dancewear to promote, well, science. among this group, there's a clinical psychologist, a dentist and a phlebotomist. this co-captain is with the washington redskins cheerleader and she just got her degree in cellular molecular management. >> sounds more difficult than it is. >> reporter: several science cheerleaders dance for the washington wizards. suzan is an engineer at exxon mobile and devin is an i.t. specialist and lauren is a financial anly. what's the financial analyst? better let her explain >> i work on, you know, base platform programs and advanced concepting technology. >> reporter: darlene, a former cheerleader for the 76ers, founded the group to get the general public rethinking the image of scientists. >> we know from the national science foundation, an overwhelming majority drew the woman scientist as sad and lonely, and they are anything but sad and lonely looking female scientists, so i think that's part of the draw is just the surprise factor. >> reporter: women make up almost half of the u.s. work force, but a whole less than a quarter of all science, technology and engineering and math jobs. that's why cheerleaders want to put the kibosh on the idea of nerdy, lonely female scientists. >> it doesn't make me feel good that kids that young are buying into that stereotype because it's definitely not true. >> reporter: when we caught up with these cheerleaders they were working on a record-breaking project, leading schools across the country in a cheer strong enough for the u.s. geological survey to measure. >> give me a "t." >> reporter: so it didn't quite measure on the richter scale did enroll almost 75 schools in a long-term government project to monitor earthquakes. while they all clearly have passion for science, they also have a little patience with me. give me one formula. >> any of those. >> reporter: what she said. i trust you. right now -- still don't know what she said. right now there's 200 former and current professional cheerleaders registered with the science cheerleaders site. to find out with some science research you don't need a degree to help out, head to today.com. exponentially smarter than i will. >> big cheer for intelligence. >> big-time degrees. >> a new way to help kids break their habits, but first this is "today" on nbc. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. iiamb jennifer franciotti. seven people are recovering from injuries from an mta bus trip it was parked at the mondawmin mall metro center, but it started moving and crashed into the shelter. if officials decide that the bus driver is at fault, she could lose her >> it is going to be another nice day. cries in the upper 70's, a mixture of sunshine and clouds. a few scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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>> welcome to 11 news saturday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. top stories in a moment but first john is back with a look at the weather. beautiful full moon. >> it is. it's gorgeous out there. it's very comfortable. what's going on. there's been a front stalled in the area. then the rain threatening overhead. dryer air is coming in, all right. so that means the humidity drops a little bit. temperatures drop a few degrees as well. still, some very comfortable weather it looks like this weekend with the rain chances pushing out of the area. here you can see the radar. we had a couple sprinkles, light showers overnight. most of it was south of us. now it's moving mostly off shore at least around the mid-atlantic region around the chesapeake bay. showers in southeast virginia. long island. up into new england. rhode island. connecticut, places like that. so, the rain chances slipping out of the area. the front itself stalled to the south. we'll see what happens as we approach the end of the weekend because there will be something el milling around out there. i'll have details coming up with the insta weather plus forecast in just a few minutes. >>> the orioles are now just three wins away from clinching their first playoff berth in 15 years. >> really exciting. they started their final home stand off last night in style after chris davis hit a two-run home run. ryan flaherty hits a grand slam in the bottom of the first, putting the o's up 6-1. that was all they would need in this one. he pitched a great game, getting daniel nava to end the inning. the o's win 9-1shg their 90th game. you can feel the magic at camden yards. we have more on how the fans are buckling up for the playoffs. >> a resounding national anthem o at camden yards friday night. it was the beginning to another o'-mazing night for a team taking the country by surprise and baltimore by storm. >> it's huge. i mean, we drove up from raleigh for this. we've been talking about it for weeks. yeah, it's cool. >> it's been 15 years since orioles park hosted a meaningful final home stand for the home team, and fans are soaking it up. >> every time i come, i wear this. >> i cannot explain to you, because we can't afford ravens tickets but we still root for them. but we can afford orioles tickets. we are ready. we are excited. this is our time. >> it's been appreciation weekend and nine lucky fan weres randomly chosen to stand with the orioles during the national anthem. cornelius woodson iii stood with adam jones and brooks barns with manny machado. >> it makes you appreciate it all that much more now that it's happening this much more later. you enjoy every moment of it. >> the mayor presented jones with the key to the city for his work with kids in the community. a community she says is thankful in many ways for the o's sudden success. >> when i talked to them, i say we're happy that you're winning. what you're doing, you're creating jobs. you're putting food on people's tables. we have games and tens of thousands of people in baltimore, whether they're going in restaurants or riding in cabs or staying in hotels, they are making our city more economically vibrant. >> and on saturday, something else special for the fans. brooks robinson's orioles legend sculpture will be unveiled. at camden yards, wbal tv 11 news. >>> new this morning baltimore county police are trying to determine what led to a shooting at security square mall in wood lawn. it happened around 11:00 last night. police say a man was shot at least one time in the leg but would not confirm if it happened inside or outside of the mall. the victim was taken to shock trauma but his condition is unknown. police say so far no arrests have been made. >>> police say officers found three men suffering gun shot wounds in the 1100 block of carroll street around 6:30 last night. investigators say the victims suffered nonlife threatening injuries and now police are still looking for suspects. >>> two people are recovering this morning after an accident. according to police, crews rescued two people after their vehicles collided near smallwood road in pasadena. that was around 6:00. a 56-year-old man suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. the condition of the other victim is not known. >>> attention drivers who cruise the streets of baltimore city. the mayor has formed a task force to review the city's automatic traffic enforcement system. the board will consist of traffic safety experts, community activists, aaa and school representatives. board members will study the effectiveness of the cameras. >> we have kids that need to be safe going to and from school. that's what this is about. we want to make sure we're using our camera program to get the best results that we can to promote public safety. >> the form eight of the task force comes amid concerns that cameras largely center on generating revenue about two weeks ago the city reported that cameras brought in $19.2 million, $4 million more than projected. >>> city transportation officials say the charles street reconstruction project is set to begin on monday. the improving pedestrian safety and traffic flow are two goals of the $28 million project. the city officials say it's also about making charles street look more appealing between 25th street and university park way. that entire project will take two years and road closures and detours will be done in phases. >> few hiccups, traffic delays. we do ask motorists for their patients during this time until we can get through it. >> the project will include a wider road and pedestrian and bike lanes. it's scheduled to be finished by summer of 2014. >>> it's a story the i team has followed since the first accusation. baltimore's city controller accusing the mayor of purchasing a new phone system without going through the city's bidding process. after reviewing $675,000 purchase, the city's inspector general released a report yesterday. that report reveals city hall's it office deliberately withheld information from councilman jack young. also shows no price quotes were obtained from other companies, missing possible opportunities to save money. the mayor said her office has already made a number of recommended changes. >>> time 5:07. it is chilly at the airport this morning. bpa is the chemical used in plastic and metal food containers. the compelling evidence that it may negatively impact a woman's reproduction system. >>> who doesn't like free stuff. >> how you can get a number of items for nothing. love it. sign me up. but first outear looking at a live picture outside. we have your insta weather plus forecast. stay with us. 11 news saturday morning is just getting started. beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. 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[ male announcer ] febreze car. eliminates odors for continuous freshness, so you can breathe happy. >> welsh dry pavement around baltimore. radar shows you may have gotten a trace of rain couple hours ago but the rains moved off shore now. most of the clouds have, too. i don't think we'll be cloud free today. you can see the stars and moon out this morning. it's very very nice. one thing you'll probably notice during the day today this front gets farther from us, the air will be less humid. sultry the past couple days. look at the situation now. partly cloudy skies at that time airport. 58. excuse me at the inner harbor. 62. 76% the humidity. barometer falling. we have a west wind at seven miles an hour. we take a look at the almanac just to show you what happened yesterday. 79 the high. little on the humid side. so we weren't terribly warm yesterday but the temperatures were above the average for the season. rainfall yesterday it all fell before the evening hours. last evening and overnight just a trace amount of precipitation. most of the rain was south of us. 217. 24.64 on the year. almost 7 inch bes low average on the season. we're a little below normal here at the end of the month, too. just over an inch or so as far as that's concerned. here's the radar. little wider view showing the bulk of the rain passed to our south. some showers did pass over the area, mostly just sprinkles. most of it fell on the eastern shore. so the rain last night wasn't all that significant. things moved along smoothly. 59 easton on the board walk 61, 59 edgewood. 50s filtering in to the west. 40s out in far western maryland. so that's that cooler, less humid air that's going to be filtering in during the day today. satellite image shows this front passing through and moving on to the east, and this nicer air coming in. but there is a disturbance up in the great lakes, up in canada. that will play in our weather by the end of the weekend. by evening, the front will be well off shore. we see this little disturbance over the great lakes. with a little bit of limited shower activity with it. the air is pretty dry that's coming in. so when this disturbance passes through late sunday, there won't be much with it. but we'll keep an eye on it, all right. our forecast today gives us temperatures mostly in the low 70s. the key here, less humid conditions with a northwest breeze. insta weather future cast shows the dry conditions. until we get to sunday morning early. we start picking up a few scattered clouds. there's that disturbance off to our northwest. it pops a few showers. this makes it look worse than it will really be. we might pick up a couple sprinkles or brief shower late in the day sunday. little higher chance of rain comes in early next week. monday night into tuesday we begin to see another disturbance. that one coming up from the south. the seven day forecast, 70s for saturday and sunday. mostly dry weekend. then very small chance for a sprinkle or light shower late in the day sunday. monday, tuesday and wednesday though the rain chances do go up. >>> today is national coffee day. a day to be celebrated for sure. what better way to celebrate than with free cups of coffee. participating mcdonald's and crispy creams are giving away free cups of coffee. a new career builder survey says 63% of workers drink two or more cups of coffee a day. that's certainly the case around here. >> you know that's right. free coffee doesn't sound too bad. we all like to get something for nothing. free is definitely one of the best four-letter words out there. if you look hard enough you can find plenty of ways to get freebies. stacy shieble explains. >> wait, did i hear that right? >> free sample. >> i did. people have to love that. >> yeah. i tell you, they're a little skeptical at times. it takes like five or six times for us to tell them it's free. >> you only had to tell me once. >> i love it. >> the company believes by giving away free samples it might get them to buy it again? >> absolutely. >> what is it about getting something for pree that makes us so happy. >> i love getting free stuff. >> there are ways to get something for nothing, but you have to know where to look. real news.com features freebies like how to score a free cell phone. we found this $349 samsung galaxy blade for free, but to get it you have to buy an online through t mobile and sign a contract. to score free food for the kids, check out my u kids eat free.com. just put in your state and city and find out which days of the week, which restaurants in your area offer free kids meals. typically you do have to buy an adult meal to get the kids meal free. you've no doubt heard of birthday clubs. at birthday freebies.com there are thousands of birthday related offers just waiting to be offered. on the front page alone is a deal for a free red box video rental. you do want to sign up, check out your options before your actual birthday so you can really cash in. if free phone calls are your thing, skype, google voice and other services let you make free calls over the internet. but be careful, many will try to get you to upgrade to a paid plan. info on free tunes might be music to your ears. amazon currently offers more than 14,000 free songs for download. and the library isn't the only place to get free books. project gutenburg offers 39,000 free e-books. also a free e-book app available for the i pad. >> but beware of some things that are advertised as free. they may actually cost you. if they ask for your credit card information, it's not free. >> it's usually not. >> if you have to buy something to get it free, it's still not free. >> mrushgs that was a lot of work to get it free, except por the snapple truck. maybe someone will bring us a free cup of coffee. >> maybe marny. maybe he'll bring one in for us. >> i'm talking about real coffee. still ahead, researchers say the chemical bpa may be doing more harm than good. a medical alert. the effect the plastic could have on a woman's reproductive system. >>> a break through in acne treatment. why what you immediate to fight pimples may have been with you all along. >>> disrepair in the nation's capital. i'm holly jackson with more on how crews are working to fix the ♪ [ harry umlaut ] hey you know what, i speak european. 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[ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >>> in this morning's medical alert, startling results in a study surrounding bpa, a chemical used in the manufacturing of many plastic and metal food containers. researchers examined the effects on monkeys which have reproductive systems very similar to those of humans. the study showed daily doses could increase the monkey's chances of having miscarriage ors their children having birth defects. experts say bpa damaged the chromosomes of developing eggs and even disrupted the egg development of female babies in the womb. >>> a new break through treatment for acne may already be living on your skin. scientists have pinpointed a virus that naturally seeks out and kills acne causing bacteria. here's that story. >> she's the mother of four kids, but it's andrea anderson who has acne and has since middle school, fighting it in several ways. >> several different prescriptions over the course of 0 years. >> she's using an antibiotic cream. >> they're not without side effects. the topical retinoid can be very drying. >> but now a more effective and natural cure can be on the horizon and it comes from our skin. scientists found harmless viruss that live ton surface of our skin that can attack and kill the bacteria that help cause acne. and those fages are genetically similar, making it easier to pinpoint how they kill bacteria and develop a treatment. >> it's very interesting. i haven't really thought of treating acne in this way before. >> dr. phil ecker said the study published in m. bioholds great promise, but it could be sometime before a new treatment is available. >> with the fda approval process and everything, it can be 10, 15 years. >> so for those fighting acne now? >> use a little peroxide or something over the counter. >> if those don't work, see a dermatologist like anderson does. if this doesn't help her, she said she would feel more happy if a treatment becomes available, perhaps to help her kids. >> the more options we have, the better it will be. >>> stay with us. there's much more ahead at 11 news saturday morning. but first here's a look at some of the events going on around town this weekend. 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that means there will be a change this weekend with those rain chances moving away. it looks like we've hit the right slot here. we're not totally clear by sunday late afternoon or evening, something else may be there. for the bulk of the weekend, i think things are looking up. you're going to have chance to break the leaves, something along those lines. we'll talk about the weather. the forecast is coming up in few minutes. >> a look at our top storys this morning. o's are winners once again. the orioles beat the red sox 9-1 last night to start off their final home stand of the season. ryan flaherty was the hero, hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the first, adding another run later in the game. pete gilbert will have more highlights wrand the o's sit in the playoff hunt later in sports. >>> commuters in baltimore city will have to avoid charles street starting monday. city transportation officials say that's when reconstruction begins to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow. the project totals $28 million. the entire project will take two years and the road closures and detours will come and go in phases and scheduled for completion in 2014. >>> if you're looking for an extra boost to get your day started, why not a free cup of coffee? today's national coffee day. self-stores are taking part. we're still waiting for someone to bring us some free coffee. participating mcdonald's restaurants and christie cream dough nut shops are giving away free coffee. dunkin doughnuts are offering coupons on their website. >>> the right to vote is at the center of legal battles under way in states across the country. this comes as voters this election encounter new stricter requirements affecting who can cast a ballot and when. danielle lee explains why political analysts fear this law and others could disenfranchise voters and tafkt outcome of the presidential race. >> no photo, no photo. >> from parodies to protest, more than a dozen new laws require voters to have photo id's are prompting outrage. in pennsylvania, voters shared horror stories of trying to comply with the new requirements. >> it took me days to get my id. >> the law has been tied up in court for months. a skwelt judge said he'll likely uphold most of it. but softened the photo id requirement for this election only. >> i feel i have the right to choose who i think should run this country. >> south carolina's new photo id requirement is in federal court. judges already rejected similar laws passed in texas and wisconsin. but voters in 31 states, many with republican majorities, will face some type of voteder id requirement this election. >> republican politicians are trying to manipulate the system for the benefit of their party. >> the law supporters want to prevent fraud, but legal rights advocates say voter fraud isn't a problem. >> you don't create a solution to a problem that's nonexistent. >> protesters say it will hurt democratic voters. many will have to cast provisional ballots if they don't get a proper id in time. >> takes a while to determine whether or not these ballots should be counted. >> possibly delaying and even tilting the results in a presidential race that's expected to be close. i'm danielle lee for wbal tv 11 news. >> states have had laws cutting back on early voting making it more difficult to register to vote and making it harder for those with criminal convictions to vote. >>> still ahead in the education alert, we'll tell you why so many students at one local high school are taking college level courses. >>> if elections were held today, where would marylanders stand on expanded gambling? we'll break down the numbers and more. tfrjts key to the weekend weather, less humid, with mild temperatures. it will be very nice. details just ahead. >>> all right. take a look at that time radar first and fwifgive you three ho worth of radar to show you the weather system and clouds associated with it have moved on. that's progress with that front moving out of the picture. we get into a different air mass. the rain threat, the thing was stalled for awhile. just off to our north and west. we just kept -- we have this rain. we didn't get a lot of rain out of it. it was hanging over the head all the time. some of you did get close to an inch of rain. it was a pick and choose area as far as that's concerned. right now, it's 58 at the airport. inner harbor 62. we have partly cloudy skies. 78 fnt humidity. 29.98 the barometer. still on the low side and falling. still on the process of trying to pull away from us fp wind has swung around westerly now. that's a favorable direct sthaun tends to dry the air mass out just a little bit. we look at that time radar a little longer summary of what's happening overnight instead of the most immediate three hours. the bulk of the rain, yellows, dark greens, passed pretty well to our south. that's where the significant accumulations were. we did get some green around our area. that's a sprinkle or light shower activity. that was about it. temperature wise, you can see the cooler air coming in. lighter green shades. temperatures still in the 60s. darker green shades mostly in the 50s. blue shades, temperatures have dropped into the 40s. chillier readings, oakland now 43. broad satellite picture. you can see this front or the effects of it from the eastern seaboard, new england, right down south of the area. this area was off to our northwest. that's why that rain threat was hanging over our heads. by evening, the front will be well off shore. the rain will be to our south, what's left of it. especially down the carolinas and georgia. there will be a weather disturbance up in the great lakes. that may play in our weather sunday but not today. travel weather. the rains parts of new england down in the southeast around atlanta or so. the rest of the country looks pretty good. well down in texas and dallas. little activity west coast. nice and dry. temperatures autumn like around most of the country. 69 to 74 here. partly cloudy skies. little cooler than yesterday and less humid with a north/northwest wind at 6 to 12 miles an hour. insta weather future cast shows dry conditions will continue into sunday. although sunday we do pick up a few scattered clouds overnight and maybe a rain shower or sprinkle in the northern part of maryland on sunday evening. that's not a big chance for that though. we on give it about a 20% chance. over the weekend low 70s for highs. essentially dry with rain chances increasing by monday night, tuesday into wednesday. >>> expand gambling in maryland takes center stage. that's according to a gon les poll. they say it's a coin toss. that poll was released this week. the even results came as a surprise to those following the issue. many people tell 11 news they're confused by all the tv ads. david collins breaks down those numbers. >> question seven makes lots of promises. >> the question seven tv ad campaign regarding expanded gambling in maryland appears to have confused more than swayed voters. >> more anti-maryland ads. >> it is very confusing because of the fact that, first of all, they both have things to say that can be very convincing. >> do you find the ads annoying and confuseing? >> yes, i do. you're getting it from one side and then on the other hand, you turn on another channel. you're getting it from another side. >> lot of people are confused about it. >> there's something about bringing opportunities from west virginia to maryland and improving schools. the message is muddled, i guess. >> a more scientific sampling of residents say 45% of registered voters favor expanding gambling, while 46% oppose. 9% are undecided. johns hopkins political science professor matthew krenston said the poll reveals unlikely allies united in opposition and for different reasons. >> for republican, gambling represents way to get resources for the expansion of government without having to impose tax. way of short circuiting the political system. that's probably why they are opposed to that. for african-americans, reasons may be a little more complex. first, many belong to religious denominations that take a dim view of gambling. second, the largest concentration of african-americans in the state is this country where the new casino would go. >> pollsteres all probed who feels more intense about the issue? 54% of those claiming that expanded gaming is most likely to get them out to the polls plan to vote against it. so the pro and con tv ads may not be helping either side's cause. >> i think if they succeeded in making people angry on both sides. >> that was david collins reporting. >>> imagine 80% voter turnout in the united states. believe it or not, that was the actual statistic voting in the 2008 presidential election in one segment of the population. adults from families earning at least $100,000 a year. on the flip side, the census bureau reports those earning $20,000 or less a year had a 52% turnout. the gap has to do with how much voters feel they have at stake. and also how much they feel that their vote will actually influence change. >>> it's unfortunate, but when school budgets get tight, usually the first thing to disappear is the school's music program. >> but one band instructor is doing something to change that. we'll tell you about it after the break. >>> but first here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. 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hugh barns is the university band director. he started a saturday enrichment program to allow baltimore city students in 8th through 12th grade learn to play an instrument. >> lot of people written off the bizarre problems, social problems, academic problems, mental problems and what i'm trying to show people is that you have to keep the childhood interest. >> the program started this month and has about 25 students right now. that number will grow throughout the year. they work one on one and in groups getting instruction from barnes and his music students at coppin state. barnes hopes that by getting the students involved in something they're passionate about, it will keep them in school and on the path towards college, maybe even a music scholarship. he all said it helps them in other areas of their life. >> to give a student an out, to give them a positive program from which to work on discipline, social skills, physical skills. >> the program will culminate with a conference this spring and then the students can continue their music education through a summer camp. wbal tv 11 news. >>> county officials are counting a 73% increase in the number of students taking advanced placement classes. it took place in three years, all at north county high school. the school's principal said most of the students signed up during word of mouth. students who take and pass ap courses and the end of course exams earn college credits. >> did you play an instrument in high school? >> no. i'm still trying to learn how to play piano. how about you? >> i played the clarinet and saxophone. >> no kidding? >> i played the saxophone because i got tired of hitting people on the bus. it's so big. >> big instrument. >> yeah. >>> kind of like the old west. florida police take on an unusual chase as a man on horse back flees from authorities. coming up why they were after him in the first place. >>> i'm pete gilbert. coming up in sports we'll check in on the orioles. the bats were very hot. 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night it's someone new, whether pitcher, hitter, play in the field, something. just keep riding it. tomorrow nine more innings. >> it's one of those things, guys get locked in at the plate, get locked in on the mound. it's part of the game of baseball. obviously, i'm going to embrace it. i don't expect it every day. i go out there every day. wherever the results may fall that's where it will be. >> between wednesday and friday's games chris davis homered in three consecutive at bats indeed. he was locked in. so five games left in the season. orioles though, they gained no ground on the yankees who also won on friday. tampa finally lost. its eight game win streak coming to an end. that bodes well as the rays fall now four back of the birds. that's a look at sports. have a great day. >> keep winning. keep winning. all right. >>> one of the strangest stories that went viral across the country this past week. a florida man accused of riding his horse, drunk, through a florida town. well, it drew a crowd and landed the man in jail. haley winslow has more on that wild ride. >> here he is on the left side of the screen in a full gallop, rounding the corner and down the street. charles cower and his horse blow through a stop sign and keep going. >> we tried to stop him and talk with him, told him to get off the horse. he took off in a gallop. >> the wild ride started at 10 a.m. monday and lasted more than five hours. >> it was large crowd of people that were beginning to follow him around. he had almost run over several persons with the horse, as well as in and out in front of cars. he started to develop quite a crowd and stir in town. >> people would give himself athrong way. at one point his head phones stopped working so someone gave him new ear buds. but he wouldn't listen to police. and he and wild e continued to race away from officers who had to stop traffic and even a train for them. >> started to go in and out from where he was under the influence. we had to stop the train so we did not have a conflict or have him or the horse injured. >> wile e. is just fine. >> the horse is absolutely okay. he's no tireder than a cowboy would be after he got off a day's ride in the woods. >> that's cower's dad who caught up to the mayhem and pulled his son off the horse. he got away again and ran into swampy woods, but was chased down by police canines. >> that's my son and, you know, he's mentally depressed and family's behind him. we got him where we can help him. i appreciate all the help that i have had to get him where i got him. >> a day at the office randy burke said he'll never forget. >> that would be the first time in 20 years that i have had a horse running from police. that would be a first. >> oh my. that was haley winslow reporting. interesting story. >> was he riding bare back? >> i don't know. >> it looked like it. >> did he have a shirt on? glad everyone's all right. 5:56 already. almost 6:00 already. it is 57 degrees at the airport. here's a look ahead to our next hour. >> john, stay off the horses. >> believe it or not, o's magic continues. coming up what this team is doing for fans and the city itself. >>> the weather today should be all right for horse back riding if you're so inclined. just stay within the boundaries. we'll talk about the insta weather plus forecast. >>> and the mayor creates a task force to review the city's speed and red light cameras. what city hall is trying to find out when the morning news continues. stay with us. >> baltimore shows up in a lot of best and worst lists, but the city was the toast of the town last sunday. and in a good way. in the midst of a lot of awards presented at the 64th annual primetime emmys, one of the biggest winners was baltimore on multiple fronts. it was a big night for baltimore productions, stars and even a jewelry designer. baltimore native julie bowen took home another emmy as best supporting actress for her role in "modern family." her introduction mentioned her baltimore childhood, where her love of acting began in her back yard with her sister. in one of the strongest sweeps of the night, the baltimore based docu drama "game change" won four awards for acting, writing and direction the award for best actress went to julia louis dry fuss for her performance as vice president which is filmed in baltimore. she thanked her crew in baltimore and will return next month for a work on a second season for the now emmy award winning show. even the gift bags had taste of baltimore with jewel fry from a local designer. there was definitely enough of the city to go around. >> good morning and welcome to 11 news saturday morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm lisa robinson. our top stories in a moment, but first let's take a look outside with john collins. >> past couple of days have been okay. we had a couple periods of showers here and there. hasn't wiped anything out. >> little warmer. >> little humid. things are changing. front went through last night. we're into a different air mass now with less humidity and temperatures a little bit cooler. it's taking the rain chances away. we got that kind of hanging over our heads for a couple days. it will just be minimal concern on sunday. you can see the radar satellite combination here. shower activity moving off shore. overnight last night around the baltimore area, just a trace of precipitation. farther south they did get some rain accumulation generally south of washington. and annapolis. parts of the eastern shore got some, too. what's ahead and what are we talking about when we say the rain chance sneaks back up on sunday? details coming up in just a minute. >>> oh. things are really getting exciting now inching closer. orioles now just three wins away from clinching their first playoff berth in 15 years. >> and they started this fine home stand off in style last night after cliff davis hit a two run home run. ryan flaherty hit the grand slam in the bottom of the first putting the o's up 6-1. that's all they would need in this one. they pitched a great game, getting nava here to end the sixth inning. the orioles go on to win 9-1. you can feel the magic at camden yards. we have more on how the fans are ready for the playoffs. >> a resounding national anthem o at camden yards friday night. it was the beginning to another o'mazing night for a team taking the country by surprise and baltimore by storm. >> it's huge. we drove all the way up from raleigh for this. we've been talking about it for weeks. yesh it's cool. >> it's been 15 years since orioles park hosted a meaningful final hope stand for the home team and fans are soaking it up. >> every time i come, i wear this. >> i cannot explain to you. we can't afford ravens tickets, but we still root for them. but we can afford orioles tickets. we are ready. we are excited. this is our time. >> fan appreciation weekend and nine lucky fan weres randomly chose ton stand with the orioles during the national anthem. cornelius woodson iii stood with adam jones, and brooks barnes with manny machado. >> in '98 it didn't happen so it makes you appreciate it so much more. you just kind of enjoy every moment of it. >> the mayor presented jones with the key to the city for his work with kids in the community. a community she said is thankful in many ways for the o's sudden success. >> when i talked to adam jones, i said we're happy that you're winning, but what you're doing, you oor putting food on people's tables. you're creating jobs. we have games and tens of thousands of people in baltimore, they're going to restaurants, riding in cab, staying in hotels, they are making our city more economically vibrant. >> and on saturday, something else special for the fans. brooks robinson's orioles legend sculpture will be unveiled. at camden yards, wbal tv 11 news. >>> new this morning baltimore county police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting at security square mall in wood lawn. it happened around 11:00 last night. police say a man was shot at least one time in the leg, but they're not confirming whether it happened inside or outside of the mall. the victim was taken to shock trauma but his condition isn't known this morning. police say so far no arrests have been made. meantime, police are investigating a triple shooting in southwest baltimore. police say officers found three men suffering gun shot wounds in the 1100 block of carroll street around 6:30 last night. investigators say the victim suffered nonlife threatening injuries and police are still looking for suspects in that case. twofrjts people are recovering this morning after an accident. according to police, crews rescued two people after their vehicles collided on duval highway in pasadena. that happened around 6:00 last night. a 56-year-old man suffered serious injury but is expected to recover. the condition of the other victim isn't known right now. >>> attention drivers who cruise the streets of baltimore city. the mayor has formed a task force to review the city's automated traffic enforcement system. the eight member board will consist of traffic safety experts, community activists, aaa and school representatives. board members will study the effectiveness of the cameras. >> we have kids that need to be safe going to and from school. that's what this is about. we want to make sure we're using our speed camera program to get the best results that we can to promote public safety. >> form eight of the task force comes amid concerns that cameras largely center around generating revenue. about two weeks ago the city reported the cameras brought in $19.2 million, $4 million more than projected. >>> city transportation officials say the charles street reconstruction project is set to begin monday, improving pedestrian safety and traffic flow are two goals of the $28 million project. city officials say it's also about making charles street between 25th and university park way look more appealing fp entire project will take two years. road closures will come and go in phases. >> there lab few hiccups, traffic delays. we do ask motorists for patience during this time until we can get through those phases. >> the project will include a wider road and pedestrian and bike lanes. it's scheduled to be finished by summer 2014. >>> 6:07, 58 degrees at the airport. we all like to hear about free. gonna show you some easy ways to get freebies. i don't know how easy it is. >> may not always be free. but one thing that is free this weekend? a cup of coffee today. that's because it's national coffee day. where you can fill up for free. that's in morning's consumer alert. >> where is my free coffee? could somebody delever us some free coffee? >> well, weather system is better in the area the past few days. we've had on again/off again rain. not everyone's gotten the same amount at the same time or anything like that. but that threat is moving out. the front's finally on the move and has taken the rain chance out of the picture. we can see it's off shore. most of it, closer to new england now. little bit down in the carolinas as well. skies have cleared to some extent. we still have a few scattered clouds. take a look at the current conditions outside. still dark. 56 degrees at the airport. that's the low so far this morning. now that the clouds have cleared we have dryer air. temperatures have started to drop off. there's a little chill out there. 60 at the inner harbor downtown. barometer rising at 30.00 even. it will continue to rise as the front moves off to the east. west winds at seven miles an hour. there were sprinkles around baltimore overnight last night, but the bulk of the rain has measured by the radar, the estimates were all south of the annapolis baltimore area and washington area down in the lower eastern shore and southern maryland where quarter inch, half inch of rain, maybe more than that was measured. especially down around salisbury and parts of st. mary's county. here in the baltimore metropolitan area we missed out on the bulk of that. 61 annapolis. salsbury, 63. westminster fred dierick here. the shades go from green to blue. 43 in oakland, western maryland. satellite image shows, still a few scattered clouds around. the rain making clouds are out mostly over the ocean or up into new england. this dryer air is coming in. it's not cloud free, but at least dryer air. here's the front off to the east of us flp is a little weather disturbance up in canada. that may play in our weather tomorrow. but the trend here essentially for the weekend is dryer air's coming in with this front moving out of the picture. so, our forecast today is calling for partly cloudy skies. cooler temperatures than yesterday. we were upper 70s yesterday. less humid. all right? maybe that's the best part. all right. 69 to 74 the high. north northwest winds at 6 to 12 miles an hour. boaters can expect a light northwest wind five to ten knots. one foot chop on the open waters in the bay. open water temperatures low to mid 70s. future cast shows dry conditions here. that little disturbance i mentioned by early sunday morning, we'll begin to pick up a few clouds. see the showers up in parts of pennsylvania. by the time we hit sunday afternoon, sunday evening, we might be clipped by something, a sprinkle, brief shower. doesn't look very significant. by late monday into tuesday, something more significant with a little more moisture coming up from the southwest. so, seven day forecast looks like this. low 70s for highs over the weekend. saturday and sunday. in general, partly cloudy skies. late in the day sunday. maybe a sprinkle or brief shower. higher rain chances monday night, tuesday into wednesday. still in the 70s next week. >>> well, this is national coffee day and what better way to celebrate than with free cups of coffee. >> that's right. participating mcdonald's restaurants, also crispy cream doughnut shops are giving away free cups of coffee today. dunkin doughnuts survey say 63% of workers drink two or more cups of coffee a day. that's definitely true in the wbal news room. free coffee doesn't sound bad, right? in fact, we all like to get something for nothing. free is one of the best four letter words out there. >> if you look hard enough you can find ways to score free stuff. stacy shibel explains. >> did i hear that right? >> free sample. >> i did. people have to love that. >> yeah. i tell ya. they're a little skeptical at times. it takes like five or six times for us to tell them it's free. >> only have to tell me once. >> wanted to let us know because i love it. >> so the snapple company believes by giving away free samples it might get people to buy it sglen. >> absolutely. >> i love getting free stuff. >> there are ways to get something for nothing but you have to know where to look. freebies like how to score a free cell phone. we found this $349 samsung blade for free, but to get it you have to buy it online through t mobile and sign a contract. to score free food for the kids, check out the website my kids eat free.com. just put in your state and your city and find out which days of the week, which restaurants in your area offer free kids meals. typically you do have to bien adult meal to get a kids meal free. you've no doubt heard of birthday clubs. well at birthday freebies.com, there are thousands of birthday related offers just waiting to be found. ton front page alone is a deal for a free red box video rental. you do want to plan ahead. sign up and check out your options before your actual birthday so you can really cash in. if free phone calls are your thing, skype, google voice and other services let you make free calls over the internet. be careful, many will let you try to upgrade to a fee plan. info on free tunes might be music to your ears. amazon currently offers more than 14,000 free songs for download. and the library isn't the only place to get free books. project gutenburg offers 39,000 free e-books. there's also a free book app available for the i pad. and that was stacy shibel reporting. you should be aware of some things advertised as free. if they ask for credit card information, take a pass. i went upstairs to get some free muffins, wbal radio's robert lang's wife julie all makes muffins. he's not here today. >> he's on vacation. >> i don't know where he is. >> we'll have to get the new girl upstairs to make you muffins. >> no. it's julie. julie, where are the muffins? >>> avoid the pit falls of finances for college. coming up what parents of students need to know when it comes to paying for higher education. >>> and parents can soon get the credit they deserve. we'll explain in consumer alert. tfrjts summer drought really took a toll on a number of front yards nationwide. after the break, what you can do during the fall to get your yard back in shape. hqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhq >>> in this morning's consumer alert, with many schools back in session, many families are struggling to pay for college. kiplinger pinpointed pit falls. first off, families should not wait for financial aid awards to make a decision. all decisions should be made before that point in the process. students should not count on scholarships from their school. merit scholarships usually go to the top 25% of all applicants and most do not cover room and board. when choosing a loan, families should not choose a private loan just because the rate is lower. >>> help could soon be on the way for stay at home parents denied a credit card because they don't have their own income. the consumer financial protection bureau is expected to propose a rule in the coming months to make it easier for people without personal income to qualify for credit cards. law currently requires credit card issuers to consider applicant's individual income instead of house hold income when making lending decisions. that means a lot of stay at hope parents have a hard time getting their own card even if they have perfect credit. the rule change is expected to be proposed before congress reconvenes in november. frnlts if you didn't enjoy a nice green lawn this summer tlshg are a few things that you can do to get your yard back into shape. we'll tell you where to get started. >> the sound is under way. fall lawn care takes on added significance. sgles specially the drought that a loft country had this year, doing those tasks will be really important to bring your lawn back to life. >> the drought did indeed take a toll on the "uss greeneville" grass of homes nationwide. but now through november is when you get going with repairs that angie's list founder angie hicks must include airation. >> airation is an important part of that because it will help to loosen up that soil that's potentially been dried out and baked solid. >> renting an aerator can be price where, which is why she suggests going in with neighbors or collectively hire someone to do it. >> if you're all going do it you can potentially get a company come in and do the area at once. >> aerating gives grass a better chance to germ nate and soil more receptive to fertilizer. all of which should be done with an eye on the forecast. >> a great time to think about this project is the weekend that you know the next week there will be a decent amount of rain. >> all keep your blower handy. falling leaves can kill a lawn quicker than drought. chris clackem, wbal tv 11 news. >>> stay with us. there's much more news ahead on 11 news saturday morning. but first here's a look at some events going on around town. >>> you've seen adam jones and tommy lee jones do it. now the animal abuse campaign. >> it all started with one local woman who wanted to see pets treated with love and affection after some high profile news stories about animal abuse. behind the scenes with the photo shoot. >> he has it good. his dad's some news caster guy. he gets lots of love and attention. some aren't so lucky. they're abused. bandit talked his father into becoming part of the show your softer side campaign. >> this was targeted for teens. we wanted tough manly guys to show their soft side. it also kind of galvanized the rest of the community. >> you get your faces together pretty good. >> he got a number of famous people and took pictures of him with their pets, made some bill boards and put the pictures on their face book page. it is changing some attitudes and reinforcing others. >> that's a shot. that is great. >> what we have seen is much more support and outcry against, you know, the problem to begin with. >> donna hamilton, wbal tv 11 news. >> okay. why treat that dog leak it's a child, it's a prince? >> it is. he is. bandit is so cute. >> they look alike. >> they're very cute together. adorable. good job. >> all right. 6:26. 58 degrees at the airport. coming up, let's take a look at our top stories including the lightning fastballs promising more than they can deliver? how smart phones are creating data overload. >>> all very summer like with the rain threat hanging over our head. the rain threat is moving out. it will still be nice. but it will feel more like autumn. your weather plus forecast is next. >>> welcome back to 11 news saturday morning. thanks so much for joining us. >> we'll get to your top stories in a second. let's check in with john. it was a little chilly this morning. >> we're into autumn now. that will last for awhile. it will feel a little more autumn-like today. nice side. >> right. >> the key here is, we're dropping the humidity down. cool front passed through overnight. it's been stalled just to our northwest the past couple of days. that gave us a rain threat for a couple of days. some of you did get some rain. others not a lot. anyway, that's moving out of the picture. you can see the radar satellite combination. all the rain moved east and south. some dry air is coming in. we'll notice that today. the rain threat for the weekend, almost all gone. i'll explain what i mean by almost in just a minute. >> thank you, john. >>> a look ot our top stories. the o's winners once again. the orioles beat the red sox 9-1 last night to start off their final home stand of the season. ryan flaherty was the hero, hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the first and adding another one later in the game. and we'll have reaction from some of the players and where the o's sit in the playoff hunt. >>> city transportation officials say a reconstruction project begins on charles street monday to improve traffic flow. the project totalled $28 million, the entire project will take two years. road closures and detours will come and go in phases. it's scheduled for completion in 2014. >>> and if you're looking for an extra boost to get your weekend started today, pick up a free cup of coffee. today is national coffee day and self-stores are taking part, participating mcdonald's restaurants and doughnut shops are giving away free cups today. dunkin doughnuts offering coupons on their website. >>> we can be very patient when it comes to electronics whether it be a lap top, smart phone. we want access and we want it now. are these lightning fast phones promising more than they can deliver? bob hanson has more. >> college students today don't know what it's like today not to be connected. everywhere they go, they are plugged in and they have the wireless internet devices to prove it. >> my lap top and my cell phone. >> two lap tops, a mac and pc, my i phone. >> phone and lap top. >> whether it's cellular or wi-fi, each one of these electronics grabs a share of the pipeline fp band width offer throughed cellular towers. >> we've been picking up 16,000 simultaneous wireless devices connected to our network. >> every year, san jose state's chief information officer looks for ways to increase the college's internet band width. a demand that is constantly growing. >> we've already increased our wireless access, probably four fold in the last two years. and so if we did it again this year, we'd probably double it again from what we currently have in the fall. >> now rich and others on campus are increasing that demand with their new 4g lte capable i phone 5. the demand is very real. >> i expect my information to be reliable, quick, fast, like on the spot. >> sometimes it slows down and i'm like, oh my god. >> we just did a casual test on campus and the i phone 5 was five times faster than the i phone 4s. that means more demand on your cell phone carrier. besides nearly 2,000 wireless access points, the phone companies are beefing up their cell tower strength, all of it to keep up with a growing demand for speed. a speed these users expect, both on and off the campus. >> smart phones now a days can do anything. >> that was bob hanson reporting. there isn't an unlimited supply of pipeline. it has its limits. it's not likely we're running out of space. it's a big concern among internet and cellular companies. >>> staffing shortage in schools state wide. >> that's right. maryland is looking to hire more teachers. up next an education alert. where the state is coming up short. >>> temperatures and humidity down. insta weather plus forecast just ahead. hqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhq >>> nice morning so far. just a few scattered clouds around. we had some stars out, the moon and the sun is getting close to rising. the storm system hovering around the area more or less stalled. it's beginning to make progress east and south and taking the rain chances with it. we do have scattered clouds and that's about it. mostly off shore around the mid-atlantic region. southern portions of the bay. still a couple of showers. rain nearby. it's down in the carolinas. we look at our view from the beach in ocean side. we do see some clouds there. mostly cloudy. closer to the front. it's not raining. the board walk looks wet. you can see the remains of the shower activity overnight last night. current temperature in ocean city is 60. here in town it's down to 56 at the inner harbor it's 61. 84% humidity, even the barometer. and we have a west wind at 7 miles an hour. all right. so the key to our we thr now that the front's moved east and south, less humid and a little cooler. the light green shades indicate temperatures in the 60s. the darker green shades, readings for the most part fall into the 50s. blue temperatures have fallen into the 40s. this is that cooler, dryer air beginning to filter in to the regeneral. satellite image shows the scattered clouds around the area. the bright white clouds mostly down the carolinas and out to sea. that's the rain-making cloud activity. here's a front with the low pressure center overconnecticut. there is a little disturbance around james bay and hudson bay in canada. that will continue to spin around. and by sunday, late in the day, that could be an issue as it drops more towards the great lakes. also be some activity south of us. we'll be caught between. we'll have to see what happens. the basic trend is, with this front now through the area, e we have dryer weather coming in to our forecast today. partly cloudy skies. yesterday we were close to 80 for the high. less humid. that's a key. 69 to 74 for the high with those partly cloudy skies. north/northwest winds at six to 1 miles an hour. red sox game tonight down at -- not m&t, but camden yards. camden yards. so much going on sports-wise in this town, it's hard to keep it all straight. the game 7:05. we expect temperatures in the upper 60s. should be dry with a light north northwest wind. by the end of the game, assuming it stays in the nine inning range, at 10:30 or so, it will be about 61 and, again, dry conditions. nice baseball weather for tonight. all right. here's the future cast sunday early in the morning. we'll start picking up a few scattered showers. here's that disturbance up to the north. late in the day sunday, early monday morning. we might pick up a sprinkle or shower. more significant rain chance coming our way monday night into tuesday. more moisture coming up from the south. seven day forecast. all right. low 70s both today and tomorrow. partly cloudy skies in general. late sunday. maybe a sprivenkle or shower. rain chances monday night into tuesday and wednesday are up. >>> majority of maryland schools are just trying to get by. reports out this week revealed that schools are dealing with a critical shortage in some areas. >> it's not a new problem, but it's one school districts are trying to solve long before potential teachers get to college. our education reporter has more on the krekive action being taken. >> does anybody have an answer for number 2? second part? nobody learned a different way to do it last year? >> ron gulf is a first year teacher in e ssex but he's no stranger on campus. he was able to complete college with the help of a scholarship from baltimore county in place to encourage students to choose a career in teaching. >> i love where i am. i do. i love teaching and i love the building that i'm in. kids are great. you guys can come in. that's letter. i like it a lot so far. >> we think it's really cool that former graduate of our school would be able to come back and be a teacher. >> the state board of education nshg a new teacher staffing report, points out the need for school-based programs. >> i think it's very important for students, in terms of career counseling, no matter what field they go into but certainly when there are shortage areas in teaching and teaching is a wonderful career to embark on. >> math is just one of the state's critical shortage areas. there's a need for educators in career and technology, computer science, science theories like chemistry and physics, special education, second language and world languages. just down the hall from ryan's math class is eastern tech's teacher academy of maryland. that's where high school seniors are getting a test of the real world. >> they go through a series of courses and it kind of helps them decide, am i really interested in the profession? is it something i want to do in college? >> most have already made up their minds. >> it's excellent because you get a head start. the things we're doing now we would do freshman year in college, so it's fun. it's amazing that we have this kind of opportunity and our education system. we are ahead of everyone else. we can go into college with a head start. >> last year we got to see the kids. that was really fun getting to work with them and getting to know them. >> tim tooten, wbal tv 11 news. >> and school officials say there's also a shortage of male and minority teachers in the state. to see the full report log on to wbal tv.com and click on education alert. >>> up next, we're answering viewer questions in 11 fitness. >>> plus, he's the mafia go to guy when they want someone killed. what you can expect in this weekend's box office review. >>> but first a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. >> welcome back. time for 11 fitness. you were all getting questions from the viewers. we send them to your website all the time. today we're going to take a moment to answer some of those questions. >> i love it. i love getting these questions. keep them coming. but this is misinformation confusion that brings us. >> that's perfect because the first one is what's better for my heart, margarine or butter. i have heard conflicting reports. what's the real deal? >> the real deal on this, and i'm probably gonna get a lot of people up. check it out folks online. don't just take my word for it. take no one's word for it. honestly, years ago when transfats were allowed to be running rap pant in our foods and they were not checked by the government. really a tub of spreadable like an olive oil type margarine is a healthier choice. olive oil, vegetable oil, water, salt. when you look at a stick of butter it's solid room temperature. it's an animal product so it has animal based cholesterol and saturated fats. the tub margarines will be vegetable oil, nonsaturated fats and just you don't want to eat a ton of either one of them. don't eat stick margarine. >> what about i can't believe it's not buter? >> again, a decent choice. what you want to look at, read the ingredients. you should be able to pronounce them. do you know what i mean? just a little bit of any of them is better than a lot. really now a days, it's really a better choice. >> our next viewer is concerned about cardio. she said she does an hour of cardioa day. she wants to know, do you have to do it an hour a day for it to count? sometimes i can't find that amount of time. sit worth doing 20 to 30 minutes? >> i remember years ago we came out with new guidelines. they said you had to do at least an hour six or seven days a week. it's like throwing the baby out with the bath water. can't get people to do 20 minutes. now an hour? my rule is 30 is better than 20 which is better than 10 which is better than none. even if you do five minutes, two hours later, five minutes three hours later, it literally adds up. 20 to 30 minutes is fine. do it like somebody's chasing you. don't not do it. >> it is cumulative, as you said. the next question, i have recently joined a gym that i really like -- sorry. i know you say you need eight hours of sleep a night. i feel better when i get five to six. what should i do? try to get more? >> we do have a lot of rules and regulations put out there by the governing bodies. honestly, you have to look into your body at times. some people do better on five or six hours of sleep. you can't do three or four. if your body responds better, you can go with that. you've got to get at least five. if you feel better on that, don't try to shove in more. >> if people want to ask you more questions go to my website. people are also trying to look at the workout. there's a blog button. if you have any of those things -- >> easy to talk to. stay with us. john has another look at your forecast when we c >> friday marked the one-year anniversary of the orioles ending the red sox season here. completing boston's historic collapse in september. that seemed to propel the orioles into their season of just incredible play. well, this year the red sox have a chance to play spoiler. final home stand here at camden yards. last three games. red sox didn't do it. first inning, ryan flaherty. indeed. gone! grand slam. first of his career. orioles score six. already homered. having lots of fun. on the mound, chris tillman was magnificent. eight innings. only gave up one hit. he struck out four. the other crooked inning for the orioles came in the fifth. manny machado, to center. could not play. diving in. i don't think diving in is what you're supposed to say, but i did, and he didn't. 9-1. flaherty, just another of the orioles unsung heroes enjoying their time at camden yards. >> every night it's someone new, whether it's a pitcher, hitter, something. just keep riding it. tomorrow nine more innings. >> it's one of those things. guys at the plate, guys on the mound. it's part of the game of baseball. obviously, i'm gonna embrace it. but i don't expect it every day. i just go out there and wherever the results may fall, that's where they'll be. >> between wednesday and friday, chris davis homered three consecutive at bats indeed. he was locked in. five games left in the season. orioles left. gained no ground on the yankees who won on friday. tampa finally lost, its eight game win streak coming to an end. that bodes well as the rays fall four back of the birds. i'm pete gilbert. have a great day. >>> time travel has always been a big plot in movies like back to the future. what if your job was to hunt down your future self? sounds strange but that's what plays out in theaters this weekend. we have that and the rest of the weekend's releases in the box office preview. >> tries to kill himself. he's a hit man with a time machine in this thriller where time travel is possible but controlled by the mafia. the mob wants someone eliminated, they send him back in time to do the job. it isn't until they decide he's a loose end and send his future self back for assassination. it is rated r. >> all of our monster friends are arriving. >> dracula rolls out the red carpet in hotel transylvania. when a hike r finds his way to dracula's door, he tries to get rid of him. that's no easy task after the mortal falls in love with dracula's daughter. it's rated pg. >> want to take a look at the school with me? >> do you think that's dumb? >> mama grizzlies take on the system in "won't back down." maggie gylenhall is fighting a school that treats students like inmates. she recruits viola davis to start a school of their own but the school run into resistance, road blocks and bureaucracy in their quest to make a difference. "won't back down" is rated pg. nan kendrick has a shocker in pitch perfect. she's a rebel recruited into a college choir that performs songs with no instruments but she can't stand the old stuff and considers the choir to change their tune. it's rated pg 13. that's a box office preview wbal 11 news. >> something for everybody out there this weekend. >> all right. what do you think? >> i don't know. >> weather wise. >> oh, weather wise? i think it's great, weather wise. as far as what i saw there from the previews, i don't know. weather-wise, rain's out of the picture for awhile. a nice we thr picture coming up. i'll have details and aer the refk weekend forecast. >> you have two choices. the thriller with the guns and the slinging or the pretty lady. >> i'll go with the guns and slinging. >> over the pretty lady? >> yeah. >> not for you, huh? >> no. >> all right. >>> 6:54, 56 degrees at the airport. we're back in just a minute with more on 11 news saturday morning. see you soon. >> this is a wbal editorial. >> baltimore shows up in a lot of best and worst lists, but the city wu the toast of the town last sunday. in a good way. in the midst of a lot of awards presented at the 64th annual primetime emmys, one of the biggest winners was baltimore on multiple fronts. it was a big night for baltimore production, stars and even a jewelry designer. baltimore native julie bowen took home another emmy as best supporting actress for her role in "modern family." her introduction mentioned her baltimore childhood wrshg her love of acting began in her back yard with her sisters. in one of the strongest sweeps of the night the baltimore based docu drama won four awards for acting, writing and direct slun. in the movie and miniseries competition. award for best actress in comedy went to julia louis dry fess. she thanked her crew and will return next month for work on the award winning show. even the gift bags had a taste of baltimore with jewelry from a local designer that went to the stars in the celebrity gift lounge. there is definitely enough of charm city to go around. hqhqhqhq >>> welcome to 11 news saturday morning. i'm lee lisa robinson. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. a check outside with john. beautiful moon this morning. >> the sun is beginning to break through. we've only had scattered clouds overnight. rain for the most part went south of us. almost too good to be true. don't jinx the situation. but let's take a look at the radar. i'm going back a few hours here just to show you how the rain moved across the area last night. the bulk moved south of us. sprinkles in town. that was about it. the past two nights we had some rain north of the city and rain south of the city, minimal in baltimore itself. but some of you got as much as an inch of rain in the past couple days. this last episode was in the lower eastern shore. now it's off to sea at least for the time being. so we're in pretty good shape for a day or so. now tlshg is one bit of a fly in the ointment for the weekend weather. i'll address that in just a few minutes so stick around. >>> orioleses are now just three wins away from clinching their first playoff berth in 15 years. >> really excited. they started their final home stand off in style last night after chris davis hit a two run ho
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. i'm jennifer franciotti. what a beautiful sky this morning. >> yeah. nice, clear conditions. better than the rain that we saw in the early evening hours. >> it came down fast. >> i know. but behind that front we have some cooler air now. that makes for great football weather for the ravens tonight. i think we're going to have temperatures in the 50s, so that should be great. take a look at hd doppler now. we're pretty clear. >> that's good. they just need to bundle up tonight. >> you can see the remnants of the showers that moved through the greater baltimore area last night. they're just moving out into the atlantic ocean. couple showers around ocean city. should be a great day. current conditions out at the airport, it is 54 degrees. dewpoint relatively low at 45, humidly 72%. winds out of the west/northwest at five miles per hour. barometer holding steady at 30.30. and down at the inner harbor, they're looking at about 60 degrees under clear skies. we're clear for the next several days and cool. tell you all about it in the weather plus forecast coming up. >>> our big story this
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morning. >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. first let's check outside with meteorologist tony pann. it stinks, it's swampy outside. it's nasty. >> 5:00 in the morning! >> don't you think it smells funny outside? >> i don't know where you were traveling. >> where were you? >> the air quality in baltimore stinks. >> the mold spores are high because of the rain. >> you don't stink, though. >> i did shower this morning. >> thank you. >> we did shower -- not together. >> where is this show going? it's 5:00 and you've dragged us into the mud. 72 at the airport, humidity over 90%. you'll feel that when you step outside this morning but i think it's going to stay dry this morning. this afternoon and this evening, scattered storms will develop. not everyone will see rain but you'll have to dodge rain drops in some neighborhoods and some of that rain could be heavy. high near 84. the seven-day forecast when we return. >> the finish line almost here, one more day left of the baltimore grand prix. >> 11 news reporter george lettis made a pit sto
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>> you're watching wbal tv-11, live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news saturday morning. >> welcome to 11 news saturday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. we are going to check outside with meteorologist john collins. what's it doing out there right now? >> it spritzed at us this morning so the streets downtown for the grand prix a little wet. not a lot. and we may see a little bit more of that today. in fact over this weekend. >> not the best labor day weekend forecast. >> not a washout but we are dealing with a couple of different weather features, a front, initially this bit of moisture we've had here this morning not really related to isaac. this is a front trying to come in from the north and it will be with us all weekend long in some manner shape or form and eventually some of the moisture from isaac will work into the game, too. here the radar echoes across the town, i've circled baltimore and the beltway as a reference point. it's from the northwest passing to the east. there were more significant showers west of us this morning but a lot of this stuff has dried up moving towards the bay. a wider picture of what's going on, we will talk about the weekend coming up in a minute. >> things revving up downtown the start of the second annual baltimore grand prix. >> some of the most skilled drivers in the world will be weaving high octane race car along city streets for the second annual grand prix of baltimore. here george lettis with more. >> the speed is neck twisting. >> 180 miles per hour. >> the sound is ear crackling and the skill is simply amazing. >> it's the best thing i've ever seen. >> on friday, qualifying races began so the grand prix of baltimore is officially back for year two. >> it's like going to an imax and seeing the movie, it's the exact same thing, the rumble of the seats, the rumble of your feet, the panic of them going around the corner, please don't crash. >> there was a crash at pratt and howard street thanks to the light rail tracks. >> they were flying over the railroad tracks and literally getting air. >> one of the b.m.w.'s couldn't handle the height and hit the wall. >> a little exciting. we are watching cars coming over the turn here, big commotion, tires screeching and the car's in the wall. luckily, he got started back up. was able to make it back around. >> they put a set of tires on the turn to slow the cars down. there were mixed reviews from drivers about the course, saying it was bumpy and tough to see on some of the turns. >> it's a fun track. it's great for racing. they need to make adjustments with the bumps and flatten out all the way from turn one to turn four. if they did that, it would be spectacular. >> that's exactly what city officials are hoping for despite the financial difficulties of last year's baltimore race. >> i prefer to build on the success of the race and to make sure we continue to be a place where world class events can be held. >> you can make wbaltv.com your pit stop for baltimore grand prix information. we show you roads to avoid, race information and a map. all on wbaltv.com. >> no verdict in the trial of two men accused of murder neck with a shooting last year at the towson town center mall. 11 news i-team reporter david collins has been following the developments from the circuit court in towson. >> the state told the jury the defendants put together a killing team. taking a heavy sigh, prosecutor robin coffin with her index finger and thumb resembling a hug slowly counted one to six, the number of shots fired, and punctuated the display with an emphatic "dead, dead." according to court testimony, frank williams, alleged commander in the black guerrilla family gang, ordered a hit against 19-year-old rodney pridget. court testimony indicates williams had heard pridget had shot his cousin. williams and william ward are currently on trial. co-defendant, jermell brandon, struck a deal for his testimony, which also implicated tyrone brown, the accused shooter in the case. brandon spotted pridget and his cousin at the mall and contacted williams, who put together a crew for the job. the jury watched a videotape of detective jim lambert interviewing ward, who adamantly denied knowledge of the crime. the detective told ward, they have surveillance tape showing his arrival at the mall, following the victim, pointing out the victim to a person wearing a gray sweatshirt who was tasked to shoot him and exiting the mall with the gunman. the police interview indicated that ward passed brown at the mall, turned and interacted. "you looked back at him, turned around, you pointed right to where the victim walked. he, brown, walked outside and killed him." the defense characterized williams, the so-called mastermind of the crime, as a dumb and stupid patsy, the fall guy who was used by the b.g.f. gang and police. ward's attorney took aim at the state's evidence and the expert witness, declaring they took a high-profile case and worked backwards from a conclusion. the jury deliberated 3 1/2 hours. the judge advised the jury not to go to the towson mall or talk to anyone about the case or go on social media and discuss it. one of the jury members has a death in the family and the judge is accommodating the funeral by allowing them to come back tuesday as late as 1:30 in the afternoon. at circuit court in towson, david collins, wbal tv-11 news. >> four men have been indicted for murder and witness intimidation in the robert givens case. givens was found shot death in front of his baltimore county home last year. it's believed the 55-year-old became a target when he turned down a bribe to give false testimony in a drug case. derius duncan, keyon beads, and clifford butler jr. and david johnson are all in custody for the killing. >> howard county officials released the 911 calls moments after the train derailed in ellicott city. 21 railcars jumped the tracks and dumped cool on -- coal on two young women. both of the college students died. >> i'm in ellicott city, the train derailed. >> where is it, sir? >> the train fell off the truck. >> is it on the road? >> no, it derailed. >> is anything on fire? >> not so far. >> ok. hold on for just a second. it didn't hit anything? >> i don't think so. >> can you tell if there's any passengers -- is it a passenger car? >> it looks like a cargo train. it sounds like something's leaking, something's hissing coming from the back. >> from the rear car? >> yeah. smells like fuel. >> get away from it, ok, and get people as far away from it as you can. >> in the meantime, officials have made security upgrades to prevent a similar tragedy of happening. authorities installed a fence atop the stairs leading to the elevated track over main street and have increased police patrols near the site of the accident to discourage trespassers. the accident is still under investigation. >> time right now, 9:07, 78 degrees on tv hill. still ahead, the doctor is here to answer your pet questions with a huge rottweiler today. >> and chuck edmonson will join us to talk about his new book, a guide to the weekend's grand prix. >> last official big summer weekend and we've had a little rain. what about the next couple of days? >> you may have gotten a look at it last night but in case you missed it, this is a shot of the blue moon outside last night, courtesy of wbal 11 news photo journalist chris reyes. the rare event happens once every three years, a blue moon. really beautiful and apparently you won't see this again until 2015. >> that was a blue-gray moon, the pictures we saw there, and that lasted until this morning, until sunrise. the moon hadn't set yet when the sun came up. you missed the opportunity but you had an opportunity because it was up there all night long. sunrise was at 6:35 or so which before the moon settled out of the picture. an interesting feature and even though we have clouds in the area now, there weren't many clouds at that hour so you could see it and those clouds have been producing sprinkles and showers across the area. right now on the radar you can see sprinkle activity over the city and over the eastern shore, sprinkle and light shower activity, barely enough to wet the pavement and nothing to the northwest where we have clouds. could see a few more incidents like that during the day today so the threat of rain hanging over our head all weekend long but not raining all weekend long. the beach in ocean city, looks nice and dry. a lot of folks coming out along the boardwalk, setting up on the along the tide line. very nice. currently this morning, 79 here in town. along the boardwalk, 77 degrees, 69% humidity. 30.05, the barometer, rising the past few hours and west winds at 6 miles an hour. a sampling of some of the other temperatures around the area, easton with 79 and ocean city just updated, up to 82 now. 81, edgewood, 75, parkton. still in the 60's in western maryland with showers this morning and persistently cloudier there and in the mountains out west, a higher rain chance today than we will see in our area. the rain chance is coming from a front that's stalled across the north right now, trying to move south and it will during the day today so there's a chance for shower activity. it will stall in virginia so it's not really leaving but will be with us all weekend long. this moisture is not really related to the moisture yet anyway from what's left of isaac which is out in missouri. rains in illinois, back into iowa, down around kansas city. that moisture will get pulled into this front, as well. so it's a double whammy but not as gloomy as it could have been. we will see periods of sun. it won't be raining all the times, but not raining most of the time. 87 to 91, the high. we bank on sun coming into the picture. we will call it a partly to mostly cloudy situation with a light shower from time to time and variable winds at 10 miles an hour. the statewide forecast, eastern shore, lesser chance for rain especially to the northeast. higher chances of rain to the southwest and out to the west. temperatures cooler in the mountains and perhaps along the beaches but we will be up near 90 degrees if given half a chance with the sunshine. future cast shows tonight maybe a shower here or there. sunday, a little different story with moisture from isaac getting caught up in all of this with the front to our south so a higher chance for rain on sunday and then again on monday, as well. but not all the time so it won't be a non-stop situation. the ocean city forecast, minimal rain chances today but and monday.unday temperatures for highs will be in the 80's and the seven-day forecast, today, the warmest day at 89 and rain chances higher on sunday and monday but again not wall-to-wall. the rain chances extend through the middle of next week. >> the baltimore grand prix is finally here. amazing cars and events you'll see throughout the city this weekend. the political convention season is upon us. we sit down with the author of the "first american convention." >> email your questions to pet questions at wbaltv.com. >> the newly chosen presidential nominee traveled to louisiana yesterday to draw attention to isaac's flood victims. mitt romney and wife ann toured several flooded regions. today, romney hits a rally in cincinnati before joining paul ryan later in the day in florida. president obama's march to his apart's -- party's convention begins today with a swing through four key states and the storm battled gulf coast. meantime, iowa is the state on the president's agenda today. yesterday, he stood with troops in texas and reminded the nation that he ended the war in iraq. maryland will have considerable firepower at next week's convention. senator barbara mikulski is expected to lead the program that highlights democratic women candidates for the senate in 2012 and a record number of 12 are running this november. the baltimore native is the longest serving member in the history of congress. governor martin o'malley is slated to speak at the convention in charlotte. wbal tv and wbaltv.com, your home for every moment of the democratic convention from beginning to end culminating with president obama's acceptance speech next thursday. >> and baltimore, maryland, has had its place when it comes to conventions and stan haynes joins us live, the author of the book, "the first american political conventions." thanks so much for coming in. why did you write this book? >> i've always been a history nut and very interested in the presidency and i work in down the baltimore at a law firm and kept reading books about conventions in the 19th century held in baltimore so i got curious as to where the were held and what went on there. that's what got me interested in it and when i got into it, i realized there were more conventions than i first thought. there were almost a dozen. >> in maryland? >> in baltimore between the 18 30's and 1870's, more than any other city. i thought it was a book there and decided to write it. >> why baltimore? what was it that was so appealing about this as a loc? >> in the 1830's, baltimore was centrally located. it was an east coast nation so we were central from north and south with a great transportation system. it's a sea port city. and b&r -- b&o railroad was important. it went westward and had a line going down to washington and to washington was important because conventions were created as a more democratic way to select presidential nominees. before conventions came around, members of congress chose the nominees for the party and it was a closed system and conventions were more democratic in terms of more people brought into the process but power brokers in washington weren't happy about it and wanted a close eye on the process so the conventions in baltimore was a way to do that. >> what were some juicy scandals that came out of the conventions? >> there were a lot of interesting stories on each of the conventions. the first convention was the anti-mason party and their whole purpose in being was the masons, still around today, they felt the masons were controlling the government and they wanted anyone that was a mason to be removed from public office so that was their single issue und they met in baltimore at a building called the athenaeum on st. paul street and nominated william wort, former attorney general of the united states and he was in baltimore and familiar with the convention. he wrote them a letter the same day and was glad to accept the nomination but he was a mason and offered them a way out. had to tell them beforehand and it was an embarrassing situation and they decided to stick with him as the nominee of their party. were women at these conventions ever? >> not certainly as active participants. they were there as observers. most of the conventions had galleries above the convention floor and special sections for the women to appear. sometimes gentlemen could have preferred seating. you could sit on the bench if you brought a woman with you so one of the conventions, stories about men going out on the sidewalks in the streets and picking up women and school girls and paying them a quarter, 50 cents, to accompany them through the door. one woman did that several times, go out on the street and come in again. >> that's very interesting. if people want to learn about your book or if they want to you speak about your book, how can they get in touch with you? >> there's a website for the book called americanpoliticalconventions.com with information on where to purchase the book. also there's a quiz on the website you can test your knowledge about the history of the 19th century conventions. >> very interesting. lots of good stories in there, stan. much for coming. >> in thank -- thank you. >> don't go away. dr. tim hammond answers pet questions when we return. >> welcome back. joining us to answer your pet questions is dr. kim hammond and special large guest. >> this is remy. this is dog power. the indy racers have horsepower, this is dog power. we unleashed 660 horses in baltimore and i want to tell you, those guys can drive. jimmy vassar, unbelievable. if you don't go to the races while you're in baltimore, you missed a huge event. tagliani, all great guys. >> your practice is primarily small animals, right? >> this is about as big as they get. >> as opposed to farm animals. >> see how calm this dog is. this is what a well trained dog is all about. you've got train your dog. these dogs are magnificent when they're trained and they're just the opposite when they're not. >> if not, he'd be a problem. >> like my brother-in-law's dog who has a rottweiler that's not trained. sorry, bill. >> we have a female beagle, our writer says, who gets so excited every time someone comes over that she urinates even after she's been outside. >> we call that submissive urination. you have to go to your veterinarian to make sure not an underlying urinary infection. there are some bloods you can give to -- drugs you can give to tighten up the control of the bladder and ways to prevent the dog from peeing so self conscious. give your dog a command like sit, stay, sit, stay, concentrating. >> a distraction. >> precisely. is it a male or female thing? >> no. i would pet my male dog and he'd pee on my foot. >> my dog is itchy lately. she doesn't seem to have fleas. >> this is the time of year where they get a disease called atopy and that's due to them breathing in allergens and they get itchy. see your veterinarian. he'll give you medicine. it flares up two or three times a year and you give a drug to relax the symptoms. >> now that you mention that, we will see you. thanks a lot for joining us. we'll be right back. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in maryland. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >> you're watching wbal tv-11, live, local, late breaking. [captioning made possible by group]lation energy >> welcome back to 11 news saturday morning. >> john has another look outside. >> we had a shower this morning. barely enough to wet the pavement, trace amounts. we can't ignore it, there was some rain and chances will increase this week. you're not going to be able to get around it. the thing is, the cup is half full, half empty type thing. it will not be raining most of the time this weekend. especially today. you can see the shower activity, move of it's on the eastern shore southeast of the city across the bay and it's sprinkles and light rain showers and at the moment nothing west of us but there is this front coming in and all that moisture associated with isaac to the west, still in illinois and indiana, but that will get caught up in this stuff, too. >> this year's baltimore grand prix has serious girl power. the only all female racing team to compete in six different series is in town and they're ready to get to work. shannon mcintosh waits in the pit in front of the warehouse at camden yards. ready to warm up with the usf race this weekend. she's racing for true car. so is ashley freiberg, part of a ground breaking all female race team. >> it's not often that you get a company that wants to support 6 women, fully sponsored, in six series. >> six women make up the team but only two are racing in the grand prix. ashley is in the star mazda series. that's one of the rungs in indy's ladder system of racing. growing up with two brothers, ashley got her start at 13. >> it's hard for me not to try racing so when i got into it, i basically sat in a go-kart and felt i was at home. >> for ashley, this is a dream come true. she remembers being in baltimore last year. >> but i didn't have a ride so i spent pretty much the whole time day dreaming, wishing i could be out here. the track is incredible and fans are super enthusiastic so to be here this year is amazing. >> now both women are ready to go, racing saturday and monday -- and sunday -- in a male dominated sport ashley describes much like testing on wheels. >> so much is mental. a big part is physical but the other half is mental, strategizing, thinking ahead. i think that's why women can be equal to men in this sport. >> we certainly wish them the best of luck this weekend. if you're heading down to the grand prix, it could be a good idea to leave your car at home and consider public transportation. let's see how the buses and trains of moving. >> good morning, we are getting folks downtown on the bus. we have a few diversions in the dowrnt area. the 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 23, 37 and 36 buses diverted in -- operating with delays around the grand prix and we have a delay on the 35 bus. the light rail is operating buses between hamberg and baltimore stops light rail is on schedule and metro subway on time. light rail and subway only $3.50 for an all-day pass on the bus, light rail and m.a.t. subway. information is available online at mtamaryland.gov. for the transit team, back to jennifer and lisa. >> i thought he was giving us lottery numbers. 9:33, 78 degrees on tv hill. it was a winner at this year's state fair. coming up, we will show you how to make the recipe. looks really delicious. but first, the storm is gone but colleen continues. we will have a look at isaac's destruction when we return. whee wheeeeeeeeeeeee! wheeeeeeeeeeee! whee whee wheeeeeeeeeeee-he- he-heeeeee! whee whee wheeeeeeeeeeee! pure adrenaline. sfx: snorting sound. whee whee wheeeeeeeeeeee! everything you love about geico, now mobile. download the geico app today. >> welcome back. the cleanup continues this morning along the gulf coast in the wake of hurricane isaac. hundreds of thousands still without power. >> and the task of getting things back to normal will take some time. one of the cities working through the aftermath of the massive storm is new orleans. jay gray is in the big easy with a closer look. >> the storm may be gone but evidence of isaac's fury is scattered across the gulf coast. >> we are now fully in the cleanup and recovery phase of this storm in the city of new orleans. the bell has not rung on this storm and it won't ring until we are finished. >> just like the slow-moving storm, the cleanup will take some time. after two straight days of driving rains, flood waters still fill some of the hardest hit neighborhoods. >> we will continue to see localized flooding challenges because we have high water levels in the rivers and bayous. the water continues to accumulate from the rain. >> power crews are just beginning work to get close to a million customers back on line. for survivors, recovery is an all-too-familiar fight. >> i've been through it. you pick up the pieces and move on. >> how many of them are in shelters? >> this afternoon, a stay after accepting his party's nomination, republican presidential hopeful mitt romney toured the devastation. president obama will visit monday on the eve of his party's national convention, though the focus of both trips is far from political. >> we are not talking politics. this is not the time to do that. >> there are early signs that recovery is on the way. >> we will be back to normal. it may take a week or two but it is what it is at this point. it's new orleans. >> though the task here is big and will be anything but easy. the curfew's been lifted, businesses are reopening as power is restored and the focus here clearly has shifted to recovery. jay gray, nbc news, new orleans. >> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> all week long as we have been watching the movement of isaac, we have been saying eventually we will share in some of that moisture. we've had shower activity this morning but not from isaac. this is a different weather feature at the moment anyway and has amounted to enough to barely wet the pavement. sprinkles and light shower have moved across the city, coming across frederick county, across the city, moving to the eastern shore and will continue moving east and southeast. just light rain showers, in some cases just sprinkles. more activity in virginia but not much activity to the west and northwest for the most. in a moment, i'll explain where this came from and where future rain will come for this weekend. our tower cam view showing clouds thing out. inner harbor, 81, humidity 69%. we will feel more humidity today. 30.05, barometer rising and west winds at 6 miles per hour. made ity, temperature into the 90's. today we will see more cloudiness so tougher to make it to 90 but the potential is to get close to it. 82 at annapolis right now and also on the boardwalk, chestertown 80 along with edgewood, elkington 78. frederick 81. 60's in western maryland with showers this morning. more significant rain out there this morning than we've seen around our area here during the day today. we will look at the satellite imagery for a moment and show you -- the radar in along with it, and you can see some of the spotty rain shower activity. a lot of these clouds are relatively thin so a pretty good chance we will see periods of sunshine. more often than not, it won't be raining in our area but there is a chance for rain because there's a front to the north in pennsylvania. it will be sliding south during the day so the rain today will be associated with the movement of this front and available moisture in the atmosphere and then the front will stall in virginia and be klose by and the movement in the atmosphere will take some of the moisture that remains from isaac to the west and pull that in so that will be a little different feed so we will bring moisture off the atlantic ocean so the combination of all of that, pretty good chance we will see rain, just not all the time across the area. in the tropics, we have leslie and also kirby, a hurricane in the atlantic and these storms are both headed to the north. leslie may be moving northwest for a while and then turn to the north. so these storms don't look like they'll be a threat to the united states. looks like they'll stay way out in the atlantic ocean so our forecast, 87 to 91 the high today. fair share of clouds. sun breaks and maybe an occasional light rain shower and variable winds at about 10 miles an hour. if there's a predominant breeze, it's from the southeast. and our weather future cast shows again by this evening maybe another light shower in the area, nothing significant. the difference, though, sunday, some of this moisture from isaac will start moving in so i think we stand a higher chance to see rain on sunday and then again on monday but again it won't be going on all the time. it won't be a washout weekend. ocean city, rain chances minimal, increasing sunday and monday. 80's overes in the the weekend for highs and the seven-day forecast likewide. today close to 90 and monday, rain chances increase for scattered showers and maybe a thunderstorm and rain chances extend through the middle of next week. >> in this morning's woman's doctor, millions of americans suffer from chronic pain from headaches to back aches to arthritis but what if changing the way you eat could help alleviate that pain. mercy medical center dr. david mane says certain foods could decrease chronic inflammation. >> studies show changes in as early as six to eight weeks and it's such a benign change, it's easy to make this change. we know it can't hurt you. >> dietitians say there's no answer to the question how much of those foods will help with chronic pain but it's recommended to add a variety of antioxidant rich foods to your diet, three on four each day. kelly o'koren is here with more information. alter theyou chemistry in your body by chankds the way you eat? >> that's what research is indicating, is that foods we have been saying are healthy anyway now may have an anti-inflammatory effect so it's possible you can eat a combination of these foods and perhaps decrease your pain. >> it couldn't hurt to try. >> exactly. the foods indicated in the study are those high in omega 3's, fish oils and walnuts and flax seeds, fruits and vegetables, high in antioxidants, blueberries, strawberries, citrus which is high in vitamin c, whole grains and beans. so they're foods we tell people eat anyway and wouldn't it be great they had this added side effect. >> and maybe another side effect would be losing a few pounds if you're adding good foods to the diet, playing a role in reducing inflammation. >> these foods are nutrient dense so they have calories. >> people who suffer from chronic pain hate to take medication if they don't have to. >> worth a try and the foods have many other benefits so there's no reason not to put them in your diet. >> and another effect of having chronic pain can be depression so when you're eating better foods, don't you feel better mentally? >> yeah, we are always recommending a balanced diet, a day, a couple of small snacks and include these foods on a regular basis. >> stick around, there's a chocolate torte coming made in a healthy way. if you have any other questions, call 1-800-md-mercy. things are revving up down the for the second annual grand prix. some of the most skilled drivers in the world will weave their high octane streets through the city streets. good morning. how are drivers liking this track? we've heard mixed reviews. >> we had to make a change yesterday to a segment of pratt street but really the drivers are pretty unanimous in approving the change that was made overnight and we are really excited about a full day today and a full day tomorrow of racing. obviously, you don't want to have that kind of a glitch but it was a momentary issue and we are ready to go right now. you can obviously hear them in the background. we are on track this morning, everything on schedule. >> we are hearing that when some of the drivers would go over the light rail track, they'd get airborne. is that something that's just going to be or is that being worked out? >> we have worked that out. we're restricted somewhat on what we can do with the light rail tracks, obviously, we need to protect those rails. so we have essentially put what we call the shickain, which is a curb that will basically direct cars to the left of that area. it will slow them down temporarily but not affect the rest of the circuit and the drivers seem universal in the sense that was the best possible solution to the issue. they've just been practicing here this morning and everything looks good. >> when families come down today, what else is there for them to do? >> there's so much for them to do, the kids can ride the ferris wheel or the bump house, jump houses, all kinds of family fun. if you're a car nut, we've got all kinds of amazing cars, both racing cars as well as street cars on display. so for what we call gear heads, this is paradise out here this weekend, they can see a little bit of everything when it comes to automotive items on four wheels. >> sounds great. jay guris, thank you so much for joining us from andretti sports marketing. just the idea that we can hear him out there is amazing. that's why the microphone was so close because of the loud cars. chocolate lovers don't move. coming up next, the recipe for an award-winning butterfly torte. >> welcome back, everyone. more than 650,000 marylanders are expected to hit the roads and airways this holiday weekend despite soaring gas prices. triple-a says gas prices shot up 10 cents from last week because of hurricane isaac. >> marylanders are resilient when it comes to traveling. despite economic hardships, for many, despite the higher gas prices, they want to get away. >> triple-a officials say drivers should see relief at the pump after the holiday and while some are leaving town for the holiday weekend, others plan to stay in town and attend the grand prix and state fair which continues until monday. the fair has something for everyone, traditional rides, games, horse racing and competition to make the world's largest crab cake and speaking of food, maiden -- amanda klaybeck won the jeeredly chocolate competition for the torte. this is the blue ribbon. >> first place. >> very nice. >> thank you. >> how do you make this? it looks complicated. >> this is so easy and so much fun. you can bring your children in, small ones, my 2-year-old daughter helped me bake this. you start with a bag of chocolate. from that bag, reserve about half a cup. you'll need this for the topping. take that, pick whatever you like. i used raspberry. the you can use blueberry, cherry, strawberry, anything you think you would like to go with chocolate. dump that into your chocolate chips. insert in the microwave for 30 seconds, give it another stir. make sure your chocolate is melted and you may need to microwave another 30 seconds. from there, dump in granola. we have about four granola bars crushed up. any flavor that you would like would work. in this case, i picked almond honey. >> this is very healthy. >> you want to mix this into your batter that has been melted. from that, eggs whites. traditional torte uses the whole egg but since we are geared towards a healthier treat, we took egg whites. you don't want to whisk them or mix them before you put them in there but dump them in and in this case mix very well. >> how many egg whites is that? >> one cup, typically seven or eight large eggs. >> that's a lot of eggs. >> you can keep the yolks for a custard or something. pour it into a torte pan or i used a springform pan. put it into the oven for 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. >> that sounded really easy. >> it really is. from there, pop it in the fridge and let it cool. we will take our torte out. >> we will taste when we come back. i want you to show us how to make the butterflies. >> this is so easy. people think it looks complicated. you take your chocolate and put it into sandwich bags. put them into the microwave for 30 seconds and squish them up. this is where kids have fun. from the sandwich bag, snip off an end, just enough you want to feel like a professional cake decorator and pipe it on to wax paper that you've traced a pattern on and in this case we are using butterflies. >> did you make this up yourself? did you figure this out yourself? >> do i a lot of research. i found it online and we have books. >> and the same thing with that? >> and fill in and put them all together. go.e you >> thank you so much. don't go away. john has another look at the holiday weekend forecast. >> this was a weekend when we do pick 96 on the picnic table, just check the radar first on wbaltv.com because we have a shower chance today and a little higher chance for rain on sunday and monday, labor day. temperatures will be in the 80's for highs today the warmest day. it won't be raining all the time so most of the weekend will be ok but this threat will hang over our heads. >> this is gluten free. you will be at the fair today? that's correct. >> look for her. can't wait to try this. thank you so much for coming in. that's all time we have for notice. thanks for joining us. captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org---
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>> gmgm and welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm lisa robinson. >> top stories in just a moment. first let's look outside with ava marie. >> it's pretty nice out right now. we are chilly to start the day. but now we're warming up into the 50s. we're going to see a chance of showers. right now perfect tdoor weather. you may just want a light jacket if you plan to be outside. low to mid 70s for the afternoon high temperatures and there is a chance for showers later today. especially after 4 p.m. for baltimore. those showers will be moving in from the west. the key word here, scattered, not everyone is going to see them. you may or may not have any wet weather today. it's just something to keep in mind in the afternoon and evening hours. then we can dry out late tonight. we'll talk ab the seven day which includes more rain. stay tuned. >>> hopefully, we'll have good weather for the o's game later today because that is our big story. the orioles. it was closer last night. they did take down the boston red sox. >> in the top of the fourth inning, manny machado makes a great defensive play, turning the double play to get the o's out of the inning. then a few innings later, the 20-year-old breaks a tie with his seventh home run of the year. that's where the score will stay. the o's win 4-3, tying them for the first place in the al east with the yankees. pete gilbert will have more on that later this morning. first george takes a look at the legend honored before the game that got o's fans everywhere on their feet. >> brooks and braun. number five was the sixth and final orioles icon to be a permanent fixture in legends pash at camden yards in 2012. the 75-year-old and 16-time gold gloefb winning third base man had been battling health issues this year, but on saturday night he looked good and felt great about the honor. >> i just want to say to all you fans here, i don't like to call you fans. i like to call you friends. >> later, the 1970 world series mvp hopped into a convertible and joined his fellow orioles legends for an on field speech that touched upon his humble baseball beginnings in baltimore right after high school. >> when i signed with the orioles, i took my $4,000, that was my salary. i came to baltimore. my first plane ride. i signed with the orioles, mainly because i thought it was the quickest way to the major leagues. >> and this special night for fans stayed that way when orioles beat the red sox and moved into a first place tie in the al east with the yankees. >> we beat the evil empire! >> how you feeling right now? >> unbelievable. o's are back. brooks, my man, he's back. love it. >> to quote a 1989 orioles, why not, let's go for the sweep sunday. >> in other news, baltimore city police continue their investigation into what caused a man to die after being taken into police custody. the man's family and friends lay him to rest. the funeral for anthony anderson was held at the march funeral home on north avenue yesterday. anderson died more than a week ago while being arrested for drug possession. his family said police assaulted him, but police will only say the circumstances of the case do remain under investigation. supporters say the death highlights what they call on going issues of police brutality in the city. >> we're tired of the double standard where citizens are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. unfortunately it just appears as though the lie doesn't apply to police officers. we want there to be justice across the board. we certainly want justice for the family of anthony anderson. >> city police say the two officers involved are suspended with pay while homicide detectives investigate anderson's death. meanwhile baltimore city police filed charges against a man after a three month murder investigation. police arrested 19-year-old arthur holt in connection with the shooting that happened back in june in the 2100 block of west pratt street. 19-year-old tayvon wellchal was found dead with several gun shot wounds to his body. holt faces charges including first and second degree murder. >>> in commitment 2012 news this morning several groups canvassed a baltimore neighborhood in commitment of the dream act. the ballot question that, if approved, would give in state tuition to undocumented immigrants. the immigrants must ap tend a baltimore high school for three years and prove their parents pay taxes. supporters went door to door to reach out to voters. >> in the long run this will benefit you, too. this depends on having more college graduates and your social security is going to depend on whether these kids are successful. so we all have a vested interest in seeing these kids do well. >> the dream act was passed by the general assembly last year. opponents say the law is unfair to citizens and will be a financial burden on the state. they collected 100,000 signatures to force the issue on this ballot. >>> time right now 9:07. 53 at the airport. still ahead on 11 news sunday morning. it can be tricky. making a voice. >> when it comes to your financial security, should you choose credit or debit? we'll have an expert in to tell us which card to use and when. >>> we're keeping an eye on the radar. things look quiet but that could >> good morning. we're starting you off with a live view of ocean city from the grand hotel and spa. you can see there are a few beach goers out there on the sand. also some people walking the boardwalk. it's beautiful with a lot of sunshine in ocean city. just a little chilly out tlp 61 at the airport there. 58 at baltimore's airport where the humidity is at 75%. right now the winds are mostly calm. so after starting off the day in mainly the 50s and a few 40s out there, we're at least starting to warm things up. let's look at the radar real quick. this is what we're watching for. leftover disturbance still affecting the northeast. this was the storm that moved through last week and still hanging on. that's what's producing a couple showers through pennsylvania, upstate new york. more rain tracking into new england as well. we're just gonna get clipped by the southern edge of this. it's not too much rain. it keeps the potential as we get into the afternoon. let's talk about the temperatures. little chilly out there. to be expected as it is the last day of september. october begins tomorrow. hard to believe. this is right where we should be this time of year. 61 annapolis. hagers town at 54. western maryland still hanging on in the 40s. 45 in oakland. the forecast for today, high near 67. they're expecting a lot of clouds today and showers a lot more likely. they're a lot closer to that storm system than i was talking about. storm systems later into the afternoon. much of the day you're spending dry with clouds micked in with sun. 72 for the high temperature today around baltimore and dc. let's put the future cast in ocean, see what's happening here. that's gonna be cloudy. as we get around 4 p.m., a few green dots showing that we're going to have scattered rain chances. not a widespread rain, but just something popping up into the afternoon and towards the evening hours. then we dry out tonight. forecast for tonight. evening showers. they will be scattered. then clearing skies late in the night. sun sets in the evening hours. we drop down into the 50s with 40s in the western subbeshs. much cooler if you do live out towards the west. that same storm system stretches back into the south. this is going to bring some heavy rain as we get into the midweek. we watch the radar in texas. heavy rain in the eastern tier pushing into arkansas and louisiana as well. this will all be migrat g into the east. that is your best friend to see rain in the seven fray forecast with 60% chance for rain. 80 degrees. looking into wednesday. that's when we start to dry out. back to you guys. >>> there's still plenty of news ahead. up next, paper or plastic. >> in this case it's plastic or plastic? we'll have tips ton right time to choose credit or debit. >> first some events going on around town. >> welcome back. it's 9:15. time for our sunday business report. i'm here with the vice president of usb payment processing. he has some tips for us when it comes to using credit or debit. >> thanks for having me on today. >> you're welcome. so, when is the best time to use a credit card? >> we found that any time you're making big ticket purchases, your appliances for your home, anything that would be a big ticket item, $200 and/or more. your issuing bank will provide you with some benefits like the ability to dispute the charge should there be any type of, the actual product isn't what you purchased it for. internet transaction is another one. if you're ever doing transactions over the internet. you would have some protections from your issuing bank. >> use a credit card. >> use a credit card during those times. >> how does blocking work and what is that? >> when you say blocking? >> yes. >> if you're blocking the credit card itself. >> right. if you're gonna do that, i guess you're trying to dispute a charge in that case. >> you would simply contact your issuing bank, at which point that would come off of the charge history until the matter is disputed between the merchant as well as the consumer. >> we're gonna skip the next question. if we can, we'll go to question number four. which is do debit cards help you build your history? >> debit cards should be used as prepaid cards. if you have $500 in your account you should be able to use those particular funds and you're never going to be building up a credit history because there's no loan taking place there which is what you would use a credit card for. the credit card is a loan that a bank givious which is why you would be gaining credit history with a credit card a opposed to a debit card. >> so when it kochls to using a debit card, we were talking off camera. you say the best time to use that is really for your every day purchases. >> use it for purchases that you would normally use cash for, coffee, lunches, gas. >> food. >> sure. things cash and carry that you wouldn't necessarily have a concern for disputing the charges. once those charges are done there's no dispute on those particular small type transactions. >> however tlshg are people who would use their credit card if they have a reward system for everything in that month with the idea that they'll pay it off when they get their bill. >> sure. grit idea. if you have the funds to do it, if you have a rewards card, great idea to get that additional benefit, assuming you have the cash at the end of the month to pay that off. >> the big question, when they ask you for your every day purchases and you're using your debit card, debit or kred it? >> i'm a firm believer in the debit portion which allowious to manage your finances better. it's a tricky question. everyone's financial situations are different. >> they're wanting you to put that pin number in. >> correct. that pin number is your personal identification so it allows you a little bit more protection against fraud that could happen with a credit card. all your every day purchases, use your debit card. >> thank you very much for joining us. appreciate it. very nice to meet you. >> thank you. >> if you would like more information, contact donny but please stay with us because there's much more news ahead. >> behind us a beautiful lawn. the job worked here, it looks beautiful. >> it's looking good. we're going to have the right weather and the right timing. we can do a couple things to make it better for next year. >> time to get the tools and take care anncr: their dishonest ads are everywhere. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. they don't want competition. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools. vote for question seven. >> good morning. welcome to the sunday gardener. we have a beautiful fall. all this green. the lawns really look lush. recently had quite a bit of rain. >> the cooler weather certainly helps. >> little crab grass. although it's beginning to fade on its own, which crab grass will do. we want to work on the yard, don't we? >> we do. one of the things, you can seed, fertilize. the other thing you can do is get rid of some of these weeds. some of these products, read the label. we said that time and time again. with a product like this, you can reseed after about two weeks. but that's going to get us late in the season. so you might want to determine ahead of time what do you want to do. take care of the weeds or seed. >> this is the ideal time to seed. >> it is great. soil temperatures are still nice and warm. the air is cool. we're getting more frequent rain that just keeps everything nice. gets things growing. >> as with the chemicals, read the directions not only to find out if you're putting it on at the right time or the wrong time, but the safety procedures and everything el. they can be a little dangerous. you want to be careful with what you're doing. read the label. you all talked about, in regard to lawns which are mostly fertilizers in this area, goes on, right or wrong. >> it's like 44% of the fertilizers used go on lawns. one of the things that has happened is the state of maryland has come out with a fertilizer. it doesn't go into effect until next year. couple things they've done, they've gone to the manufacturers. they want a low phosphorous seed. they also want to watch the types of nitrogen going. all these bags are different. only time you'll see phosphorous in lawn fertilizers. >> things like that. >> you want to have your lawn tested. you can do this yourself. you can do a free soil test to find out where you are ph wise. >> my lawn was a testament to that. it was way too much acid. it greened out. >> you came to the right place. >> the ph and the fertilizer will help get the grass seed going. you want to make sure you use a rake or some type of tool to make sure the seed comes in the contact with the soil. >> lot of it's going to be hung up above the soil line. >> you're wasting your time and money. take care to do it. if you have a smaller lauj, you can use a whirly bird spreader. >> one of my questions has always been, how much should you put down when you're putting seed, whether a patch you opened up and it's bare. if you throw it with your hand you get uneven distribution. >> that's where this comes in. you spent a lot of money. this bag can cover up to, why can't i see it now? up to 3500 square feet. that's reseeding. so in a new lawn probably only covers 1750 square feet. i know people who will use that in 200 square feet. that's too much. it's just not gonna do anything for you. >> they're gonna fail somewhere down the road. >> like vitamins, medicine, everything el. use the directions and apply it correctly. >> how late can we put the grass seed down? >> it totally depends on you and your forecast. i would say probably until about midoctober. then i'd slow it up. you can put it on after that. this new fertilizer act, you can't put fertilizer on after november 15th so be careful of that. >> this is the ideal time because next year you may have to compete with crab grass seed. >> exactly. exactly. get rid of some of that now. >> absolutely. have a green lawn. >> looking good. >> mary, thank for joining us. next sunday more on your sunday gardener. see you then. >> if you have a question, send it to -- you can also go to our website wbal tv.com. >>> 9:26. i don't know what the temperature is at the airport. what is it, ava? 54? >> 58. >> climbing. coming up we'll take a look at our top stories. >> plus the presidential election turns into high gear this week as mitt romney and president obama prepare to do battle. we'll have the latest on the campaign trail. that's still ahead. >>> and we're watching some scattered showers around the northeast while it's still dry here in maryland. we may see those showers as well. details in the forecast. >> welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. thank you very much for joining us. >> our top stories in a moment. first let's take a look outside with ava. >> after the chilly start to the day, now it's feeling a little better outdoors. that's what happens this time of year. such a difference between the morning and the afternoon you have to drink in layers. the dew point only at 50. so it's relatively dry out. right now calm winds. expect those to come out of the west. high temperatures today ranging from 70 to 74 degrees. that's not too bad. typical for a late september day. chance for scattered showers this afternoon and evening especially after 4 p.m. in baltimore. something to keep in mind. scattered being the key here. not everyone is going to see them. better chances for rain as we get into the seven day. we'll have details on that when we come back in just a few minutes. >> for a look at our top stories. o's are back in place with the al east. manny machado led the charge, driving in the first run of the game in the second inning. breaking up a tie in the seventh with a home run. o's win 4-3 with their final home game of the regular season, this afternoon, pete gilbert will have more on the playoff chances. >>> several groups gathered in a baltimore neighborhood in support of the ballot question that if approved would give instate tuition to undocumented immigrants. >>> preparations are under way for the first presidential debate of this election. president obama and mitt romney will face off at the university of denver this wednesday. about 1,000 people will receive tickets to watch the debate that you can see live right here on tv 11. >>> in commitment 2012 news this morning the vice presidential hopefuls slugged it out over the weekend as the presidential candidates take a breather. both mitt romney and president obama released tape messages as they prepare for their first debate. brian moore has more from the campaign trail. >> days before the first presidential debate, mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos and violence in the middle east, he said these were merely bumps in the road. thanks. >> bumps in the road describes what the romney campaign has been unable to avoid in recent weeks. discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the republican message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing. except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you, i don't recognize the country they're talking about? >> while vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida, the president was calling on congress to help homeowners. even as he depended his campaign's weak spot. >> we're moving in the right direction. >> a point up for debate as the presidential candidates get ready for their first showdown on wednesday? brian moore, wbal tv 11 news. >>> for more on the 2012 election news head to wbal.com. there you can find the most up to date information on state and national elections. just click on politics. time for a sunday morning q and a. joining us this morning, thanks for coming in. >> thank you. let me give a shout out to the o's. we're in first place. thank you to the fans and to the players, the manager, the general manager, even the owner, who never gets any credit. here we are. i guarantee you the state's revenues are gonna look better next week if people are happy. >> not just that, but the o's are generating tons of revenue. >> they do have all sorts of economic activity. fans are coming out. we have the ravens who are doing well. we've got the nationals who. i say there's going to be a maryland world series between the nash knapp nalls and the o's. >> let's get to that. >> it's definitely helps more football than baseball because there's so many baseball games. but when the rave ns and redskins both win, we see an uptick in sales tax and other economic activity. >> okay. >> people feel better. >> they sure do. let me ask you about something that's going to happen tomorrow. big meeting with the capital debt affordability committee. it was supposed to happen last week. what's going on? >> well, we met. the governor's representatives casually said let's add $750 million to new debt on top of the existing debt. this kind of combines two concerns that i have about maryland. one, we have a culture of spending and taxing and borrowing which is leading to high unemployment and low wages. that's a problem for the state economically. second of all nshg annapolis, we have a culture of secrecy, where everything is done behind closed doors. the public's not allowed in. nobody advertises anything. this is a perfect example. i hope the press will come out tomorrow and stick up for the taxpayers because long after governor o'malley is gone, we're going to be paying this debt service, the citizens of maryland, if we let it go through without proper analysis. >> you just took a real shot there at the governor and his administration. are you going to be runing? >> i don't know. i wonder sometimes why anyone in their right mind would want to be governor. because it's such a mess. i'm glad i have got a great job. thank you to all the voters who let me have this job. people want me to, mainly because they twant state brought back to the center of fiscal issues. we've gotten so over the edge as far as spending and borrowing and taxing and the unemployment situation is serious. that's the reason i'll take a look at it. my wife definitely has some concerns. >> you all will be knocking heads in w the o'malley administration. how are you going to work on this issue tomorrow? >> the main thing is just open, honest, transparent governing. unfortunately we're going in the opposite direction. this really needs to be fully vetted by the press and looked at closely. there's gambling expansion that we're voting on in november. that happened in a closed session. the public really wasn't allowed in. here's the thing, lisa. they gave the gambling companies huge tax reductions. wouldn't you or a small business in maryland like a tax reduction? >> you're not for gambling in america. are we seeing money come in as a result of it though? >> barely. we've spent $266 million to buy this slot machines with taxpayer money and we're just getting up to where we're finally breaking even as far as revenues. the key thing about gambling is, doesn't produce money for education. doesn't produce jobs. doesn't produce new revenue. you're seeing that reflected in the polls. but it's -- i say to people in baltimore, if you love gambling and think it's great, still vote against question seven. that special session was corrupt. i mean, there's no other way to describe it. >> i'm sure we'll be talking about this a little bit more as the week goes on. before you go -- i understand that you're working on a real time campaign for finance disclosure for candidates. tell us about that. >> sure. $30 million will be spent on the gambling referendum. that money, soon as it's spent, soon as the money is put into a candidate's pocket or referendum's pocket it should be up on the internet. people should understand who's paying for our government. if we had that, that special session would not have improved gambling. >> when can we start seeing that? >> go to my website and get the issue. i have raised it. i think technically, from a standpoint everybody knows that you can have this real-time reporting. we have it in our bank accounts. we should have it in our campaign accounts. it will keep government honest and transparent to the best that we can. >> all right. thank you very much for coming. >> you're welcome. don't go away, we'll be back with more news in a moment. first here's david gregory. good morning, david. >> hey, lisa. good morning. coming up the final phase of the campaign is here. three days until the presidential debate. both sides are busy preparing for that big night. how does mitt romney rebound after a rough night? i'll ask the unspoken republican governor of new jersey. and i'll talk to the architect of president obama's 2008 run. white house senior adviser david pluck. plus our round table weighs in on the latest battleground map and talks about what they would ask the candidates wednesday night. that's all coming up this >> good morning. we're starting you off with a live view of ocean city. this is the view from the grand hotel and spa. lots of people out enjoying the board walk. few people on the beach. can't tell if too much people are out in the water. it's a little chilly there. same case in baltimore. 61 in ocean city at the airport, 58 at dwi thurgood marshall. humidity down to 75%. dew point temperatures are fairly dry today. so it's not going to feel too bad as you step outdoors. winds are mostly calm. they will be coming out of the west as we go throughout the day. here's what we're watching for. you can see showers on the radar mainly up into new england from boston to bangor maine. instability showers swinging about across pennsylvania, upstate new york. some of these could filter down into maryland as we go into the afternoon and evening hours. we're on the southern extent of this. we're not expecting anything life threatening. first let's look at temperatures real tick across the state. 64 across the bay, back towards baltimore, around 61 in annapolis. westminster right now at 54 degrees. much colder in the mountains where oakland is at 46. frostburg at 46 degrees as well. we are warming things up as we have some sunshine. plus a few more clouds as we get towards the afternoon. those showers could be happening later today. there's a possibility any time in the mountains, even southern pennsylvania. it's mainly an afternoon and evening event as we get into baltimore. as for the southern part of maryland and the eastern shore, most of the day should be dry. going to take some time. the showers may just fall apart before they reach ocean city. the forecast for tonight. evening showers around. we drop down into the 50s and upper 40s for overnight lows. we are watching those. our next storm system comes in out of texas. heavy rain moving out of texas but continuing to track through louisiana, pushing across into mississippi. this will be moving towards the east by tuesday. that is our best chance to see rain as we get into the sunday forecast. as for today only about a 30% chance. not everyone's going to get those showers. the best chance today will be this afternoon. tomorrow high 73. by tuesday, 60% chance for rain. we dry out wednesday warming up to 80. >> thanks, ava. i'm here with susan. she's going to give us insight into the world of fashion and specifically the emmy fashions this year. good morning. >> good morning. the emmys were fabulous this year. fashion is an economic indicator. >> i didn't know that. >> it is. we saw all kinds of colors. that's an environment of telling you what the whole country's feeling, as far as what's going on in the world. the dresses were fabulous. >> you said the colors were vibrant. in the past a little more subdued. >> this time there was. >> lots of color and sparkle. >> there was. bling and sparkle. it was fabulous. just so much fun to watch. >> let's look at the picture of heidi klum. >> she had a mermaid colored dress. that was another theme. she had these wonderful blue earrings on. hers on larger than ours but we got some great look for less. these are gold earrings but they have aqua marine. they're not that long so they're like 3 1/2 inches. >> gorgeous. >> how much? >> $16. >> we had some great bargains. >> jessica lang wore sunglasses ton red carpet. >> she got a lot of flack for it. if you're buying the young people, why not. she has a great pair of nude sunglasses on. they are fabulous to have. they're just like -- they're very classic looking. so we have a really great pair of new sunglasses. these are very reasonably priced. the circles are not too sparkley. fun pair of sunglasses. >> this is definitely the deal of the day. >> that's the deal of the day. that's right. every emmys somebody does this. leslieman did it with an orange dress. orange dress with turquoise. it was awesome. it was awesome. it was an awesome combination. these earrings are $10. >> $10. get even more out of it. so then we go from lovely man to -- >> julie bowen. she was fabulous, too. lemon zest colored dress on. she had -- those are sapphire earrings. they are rough. these are druzy earrings. >> yes. exactly. >> that's a very trendy thing. the earrings are $20. they are vanilla colored. >> they'll match with anything. >> then we get to the really sparkley stuff. >> here's the cream of the cream. she has this gorgeous dress. she looks fabulous in it. we have them right here. special occasions. >> not at all. they sparkle. >> they pop. >> everyone loves to buckle. almost exactly like hers. she was wearing like 175 carats. >> how much were these two? >> this was 18 and this was 14. >> amazing. how to look like the stars for far far less. >> wbal tv all caps today and tomorrow, for those who don't have a computer at home. >> 20%? >> 20% on the entire site. >> that means $10 earrings will now be eight bucks. love it. shop for sparkles.com. >> you want to link on our website. please don't go away. up next we're in the sunday kitchen for >> pork tenderloin you don't want to cook to death. it's very low in fat so it will dry out. to impart a lot of flavor in this -- >> butter, butter, butter. >> butter, oil. that's a lot of salt. that's not a lot of salt for that. you have the center of the meat, too. >> i thought you were gonna cut it. >> no. i have one cooked already. this takes -- we're going to impart a lot of flavor. star anise. have you ever seen this? chinese spices. chinese five spice powder. like black licorice. if you put this in the oil with the cinnamon sticks, put some herbs. i got some fresh thyme we're gonna baste it. we're gonna baste it. >> i thought you were slicing it up beforehand. >> no. you can slice it. you can pound that if you want. i like it whole roasted because you get that nice medium -- >> how were you gonna cook that? >> you want to brown it really good on all sides. then you want to throw it in the oven. most pans can be put directly in the oven. 350 oven for ten minutes. >> okay. >> 10, 15 minutes tops. if you want to cook it longer, you can. don't go well done on this. >> it's like you can hear the pig squeaking. >> this is a little pig. try it. just give it a try. do you eat sushi? >> yeah. i like steak that's rare. >> there's no danger of getting sick from this at all. the way the feed for the hogs and stuff and pork is processed. there's no trichinosis. i have a puree that i have done. roasted sweet potatoes. put in the blender. butter, maple seer rupp. >> what did you do? just put the potatoes in the oven? >> i roasted them. don't boil them because you'll take all the flavor out. if you roast them in the skin you get all the sweet caramelization. they'll be nice and dark. just peel them. throw them in food processor, little bit of butter. at this point we want to put some apples. make sure you take out your cinnamon stick and star anise at the end. you smell that? >> how did you cut the apple so it's perfect? >> this is what i do for a living. i don't sit behind a desk all day. >> oh! >> just kidding. so you just want to -- >> okay. >> apple cider. apples. >> while you finish that off, if you want a copy of today's recipe log on to wbal tv.com. click on food or send us a self-addressed stamped envelope to sunday brunch. all right. and you're gonna serve that. >> yep. we have some kale. i just blanched it quickly, to get some of the bitterness out. kale is so good for you. >> kale is like the right thing. raw kale chips, kale juice. it's great for you. >> yeah, but you need to cook it. >> whether you want a cup of kale or yogurt for breakfast, it's up to you. >> we're gonna plate that up. stay with us. what makes the sleep number store different? you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. we have so much technology in our store to really show the customers what's going on with their bodies. this is your body there. you can see a little more pressure in the shoulders and in the hips.... now you can feel what happens as we raise your sleep number setting and allow the bed to contour to your individual shape. oh, wow. that feels really good. at sleep number we've created a collection of innovations dedicated to individualizing your comfort. the sleep number collection, designed around the innovative sleep number bed a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the exact comfort your body needs. each of your bodies. so whatever you feel like, sleep number's going to provide it for you. and during our sleep number innovation event, you can save up to $600 on our most innovative bed sets. but hurry! this event ends soon. you'll only find the innovative sleep number bed at one of our 400 stores, where queen mattresses start at just $699. >> one last check of the seven day forecast. 72 today. 30% chance for showers as we get into the afternoon. dry tomorrow. 75 on tuesday. that is your best chance for rain. >> looks good. >> eat your kale. i like it cooked a little more. >> you can cook it. >> thank you, copper kitchen. >> meet the press is next. have a great day. >> baltimore shows up on a lot of best and worst lists. the city wu the toast of the town last sunday and in a good way. in the midst of a lot of awards presented at the primetime emmys one of the biggest winners was baltimore on multiple fronts. it was a big night for baltimore productions, stars and eve an jewelry designer. baltimore native julie bowen took home another emmy as best supporting actress for her role in the comedy "modern family." her introduction mentioned her baltimore childhood where her love of acting began in her back yard in baltimore. in one of the strongest sweeps of the night, "game change" won four awards for acting, writing and direction in the movie and miniseries competition. the award for best actress in comedy went to julia luis dryfess. she thanked her crew in baltimore and will return next month for a return on a second season for the award winning show. even the gift bags had a taste of baltimore with jewelry from a local designer that went to the stars in the celebrity gift lounge. there was definitely enough of charm city to go around.
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abut it'll become so much more. concrete and steel... a new world-class resort casino in maryland. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >> you're watching wbal tv-11, live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news sunday morning. >> good morning. welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm lisa robinson. first let's look outside with meteorologist tony pann. >> so far it's not too bad. a little sunshine sneaking through. temperatures in the upper 70's but the more sunshine that works into this unstable atmosphere, the better the chance we will see thunderstorms pop up. 77 currently at the airport, dew point at 70. it has a tropical feel to it. showers and thunderstorms possible later this morning and afternoon. high temperatures in the mid 80's. we will take the seven-day forecast through the end of the week. >> racing to the end, you have another day left to head down the for the baltimore grand prix, our big story this morning. >> it all wraps up this morning. george lettis made a pit stop by the track to see how things were going. >> the race to the end of the second annual grand prix of baltimore is in the home stretch. so far, the new organizers of the race say despite literal bumps in the road, it's been a success, even though they know they won't make money on this. >> we came on board so late. we had about 100 days and we are realistic. to do it right, you need more than 100 days. >> making money was a big issue for downtown restaurants last year. a lack of marketing and access to places like harbor east, federal hill and little italy brought disappointing business. so far this year -- >> but this year it's improved. they're more familiar with what roads are closed and which ways they can travel, so if you come to little italy, you will not be blocked by any barricades. >> the races on saturday ended at around 6:30 instead of around 9:00 p.m. last year and we are told they redesigned the track to allow better access to neighborhoods. but do these crowds compare to the average saturday night? >> it's definitely slower. it's a holiday weekend. we were hoping the grand prix would bring in more business for us. we had meetings, we were trying to pool everything together and get a party going for after the races. >> the city and race organizers know there are going to be growing pain. >> our role model is the long beach grand prix. it had a rough year or two getting started but it's now in its 35th year. it's revitalized the downtown of long beach. we see this event with the potential to do that for baltimore or for the east coast. >> speaking of money, the promoters of the race have promised to pay vendors and the city back the money owed for the race as opposed to what happened last year. in downtown, george lettis, wbal tv-11 news. >> make wbaltv.com your pit stop for baltimore grand prix information. we will show you roads to avoid, give you race information and a map of the course. it's all on the home page. >> this morning, baltimore city police are investigating a shooting that involved several of their own officers. it happened around 10:00 p.m. last night on lorraine avenue in north baltimore. police say two detectives from the violent crime impact section observed an armed man sitting on the steps of a house. when they approached, he went inside. we are told the detectives followed him and the man drew a semi automatic handgun and pointed it in the general direction of police. >> they saw an individual who they believed to be armed with a handgun. as they approached the suspect, the suspect ran inside of the house. the officers pursued him. once inside the house, the suspect pulled out a handgun and started firing rounds, the officers fired on the suspect. the suspect is in a local hospital ready to for injuries. >> the detectives have been placed on routine administrative duty pending an investigation into the shooting. that shooting comes a week after police say officers shot and wounded a man in south baltimore after he fired a gun in their direction. >> in baltimore county, police have charged a man with an early-morning stabbing in essex. just before 3:00 a.m., police responded to -- the 500 block of eastern boulevard next to sinix bar they found darryl lovellette. suffering multiple stand wound in a parking lot. he was taken to the hospital where he later died. police arrested 21-year-old christopher wolf, an acquaintance of his, and is charged with first-degree murder, being held without bail. county police were also called to the 7100 block of darlington drive in parkville at tee bee's place bar, where police found 38-year-old tavares jones. investigators say he was an employee at the bar and was stabbed while breaking up a fight between patrons. jones was taken to the hospital where he later died. police are looking for a suspect. >> city fire officials are trying to learn what sparked a fire that killed one person in east baltimore. this picture was provided to us by baltimore city fire officials. the fire happened just before 3:00 saturday in the 15000 block of holbrook street. investigators say crews found the body of a man inside the home, pronounced dead on the scene. neighbors say the man was well known in the neighborhood. >> he was a good guy. he was a real good guy. everybody loved him in the neighborhood, everybody loved him. i loved him. the whole neighborhood knew him well. >> police say while searching the building, one firefighter fell through the floor into the basement but was not injured. >> it's 9:07, 78 degrees on tv hill. hundreds of vets return from war to a life of unemployment. up next, what they can do to retain work while overseas. >> indy cars tearing through the streets of baltimore. we are live downtown on the last full day of the grand prix. >> the tropics are active. we will talk about that coming up. >> welcome back, good morning. the time is 10 minutes after 9:00, 77 degrees -- or 79 downtown. dry at the present time but we expect showers and thunderstorms to kick in later this morning. if you have outdoor plans, try to do it this morning, if you can. excuse me. i'm all right. a little hair ball. let's start in the tropics. this is tropical leslie. i'm all right, really. this storm is almost a hurricane, sustained winds 70 miles. >> i can do weather. >> come on over here. >> i was ready to save you. >> i'm ok. leslie, sustained winds 70 miles per hour, almost a hurricane. it's going to miss puerto rico. but the computer models take it up towards the east coast of the united states. the model suggest not what we call in agreement. some are doing loopdy loops in the atlantic. some take the storm towards the new england coast so if you have travel plans in new england north of baltimore towards the tail end of next weekend, pay attention to what happens with leslie. we have the ghost of isaac coming across the southern part of illinois. it's lost tropical characteristics but you can see circulation of what was the storm with heavy rain ahead of it, showers and thunderstorms, virginia, back into ohio, same thing in indiana. eventually this will catch up to us. nothing showing up on the radar now except little showers in pennsylvania but this will probably cross over ridge tops, moving in later this afternoon. as i was saying, best to do things outside this morning than this afternoon. 71 degrees in parkton. forecast today, variable clouds, chance for showers and thunderstorms. high temperatures will range between 83 and 88, a humid day so you'll notice that tropical humidity. bay forecast, east-southeast wind at 10, wave heights around one foot. the next high tide at fort mchenry, 8:22 this morning. seven-day forecast, showers and thunderstorms likely tomorrow, chance for rain 60% on monday. probably a better chance for rain than today and then the chance for rain tapering off during the middle week, down to 40% by wednesday, clearing on thursday and friday with highs staying in the low to mid 80's the next five or six days. >> still ahead on 11 news, make sure your kids set the trends in fashion. a sneak peek at what's hot. >> michelle obama joins forces with service members to help take care of their families after life on the battlefield. >> welcome back, everyone. first lady michelle obama says more than 100,000 veterans and spouses have been trained or hired through a white house initiative designed to help military families find work. mrs. obama announced that 2,000 companies around the country are ready to train or hire more veterans or spouses after they end military service. >> they are doubling down on their commitment to all of you and today they're pledging to hire and train another quarter of a million of our nation's heroes, 250,000, including at least 50,000 military spouses. >> we are joined now by attorney steve silverman with more on this. steve, thank you so much for coming in. >> good morning. >> what we are seeing is that members of the national guard and the reserve, they go off, serve their country, come back and the job that's supposed to be waiting for them isn't? >> the job is not waiting for them. most employers don't recognize their obligations under the law. maryland, as we celebrate labor day is, very anti-labor state. generally speaking, an employer can fire an employee if they don't like the way they walk, talk, comb their hair. it doesn't matter. there are very few rights we have. in 1994, president clinton enacted usaa, the uniform service employment and reemployment rights act with the goal for vets to fret less when they go off to fight a war overseas or go into active reserves and come back and their job is supposed to be waiting for them. their only obligation is to make sure their employer knows, orally or in writing, that they've been reactivated and as long as they have five years or less of away time, the employer is supposed to hold the job and give them the same job with same benefits and pay. >> but what happens? what recourse do you have if you find out they didn't hold the job? >> that's the problem. even with the law protecting you, a lot of vets are financially strapped and can't afford to hire a lawyer. they can file a complaint with the department of labor and if the department of labor can resolve it, they will. sometimes they'll refer to the department of justice and they'll refer to a private attorney who may agree to do it pro bono or sometimes on a contingency. >> is everybody eligible for reemployment under the law, all vets? >> anyone in a uniform, basically, is eligible under the protections of usara, yes. >> which employers are covered by the law? >> all employers, public and private, but you'd be shocked. i've seen law firms, i've seen government state's attorney's was on. there's a case in baltimore city last year where a prosecutor went off to active duty, came back and they didn't hold his job and he had to sue. >> wow. >> and the law's black and white. it's really clear and it's the right thing to do, it's just shocking that some employers don't respect vets. >> if you are in the reserves or the national guard, check with your human resource office to see what they know what the deal is when you start a job. >> yes. >> thanks so much. stay with us. coming up next, the sunday gardener. >> this morning we are going to talk about plants and pots. i guess what's important, one, the soil. that needs special consideration. so do the pots. you want to make sure you have one with plenty of drainage. >> we will detail this coming up with sunday gardener. >> some of the most skills drivers in the world will weave high octane race cars through city streets for the last day of the grand prix. >> one of those drivers is ed carpenter, team owner and driver in the izod indycar series. good morning. >> good morning. >> tell us the situation, do you like the track? it's always a fun track to come to, very challenging. it's bumpy and has challenges but it's been an interesting weekend. we had a little bit of rain before practice for qualifying of the we are waiting on rain today. teams and drives have to be prepared for a little bit of everything. we have a plan a and plan b for the rain. we will see what happens. >> what is more exciting about street racing than racing on a track? it's very variable. like last year to this year, the track changes when you're racing on city streets especially in a place like baltimore that has a winter. roads can move, railroad tracks can move. it changes year in and year out so adapting and figuring out the changes, whoever does that quickest separates themselves. >> do you like seeing people cheering you on and smiling? >> yeah, street races are always fun because it has an urban atmosphere and a lot of people come out. the crowd's been ok. the weather may have hurt yesterday but hopefully we will see people out in force today on the streets of baltimore. >> it's so muggy. don't want you get not your suit? i was sitting with one of the female race car drivers the other day and it was 90 degrees. she was sitting in the car. what's it like? >> it's very hot. hydration is key. this is a very bumpy, very physical, physical track, especially when you got near 90-degree heat, it makes it hard. that's why we are professionals. we train all year long for events like this and we are ready for a strong run today. >> ed carpenter, thank you so much, good luck. >> good morning and welcome to your sunday "sunday gardener," i'm john collins with carrie engel. we are going to talk about containers. now we are heading more inside. we have to start thinking about it. we had a nice question from janet. she's worked with cocoa mats before but has had a hard time custom making one for her container. a lot of these come freformed. >> like this one down here made for a specific sized hanging basket. >> this is more for a hay rack planter. a lot of different sizes in that but sometimes you may have a bigger one or odd shaped one. >> a sheet of the cocoa mat. carefully look that the one in here. they've cut this in pie sections to fit down inside and mine, i let them overlap but this one's fancy cut and stitched together and you trim around the outside. it's not that difficult. you may botch up the first one but after that, you'll learn. >> like fishing line. >> you don't even have to be that fancy. >> exactly. staple it. >> once you have the soil in, it works fine. this is the time of year your plant have outgrown a pot or you're thinking of bringing something inside that's in the garden. >> you want to lift it up and put it in potting soil. don't use garden soil. this is potting soil in here with peat moss and pearlite and vermiculate. >> it's very loose and doesn't have clay. >> the mix you use inside, you want it about 50% of mineral matter and 25% airspace, 25% water space and where we cheat it is that airspace, once the roots get in there, that's when you have problems. >> you mention drainage. >> a lot of these pots have drajage. some like this is self watering so it has a shelf. >> there's a space and you water through this and a wick to bring water from the reservoir into the soil. >> most grower's spots you pick up in the garden center have really good drainage. we pop them into a pot with no drainage. this has a hole in the bottom. >> we will run into the tray. it overflows quickly. >> but what i like to do is take my plant, set it in a cash po like that, take it out of this to water it so it drains well and it's nice and easy. >> when you do buy a pot, buy one with a hole in it or one you can drill holes in. these plastic ones are easy to drill out a hole and don't to walk away because they include a tray. >> or purchase it separately and it's a good way to go. i can't tell you how many old regular placed i use. big pots like this i like to use, a dolly. i have a citrus tree that must be in a 24-inch pot and that's the only way i get it from room to room. >> the other thing about this pot, if you're going to put soil in that pot and put the plant in, there's no drainage. >> but if you can take a drill, go right through there. this is styrofoam type so can you just stab it. >> the key is the soil and drainage. >> yeah, just take care with the plant. >> and have fun and just remember, summer's ending and autumn is coming so we will talk more approximate -- about this and pots coming up. >> if you have a garden question, send it to sunday gardener, 3800 hooper avenue, 21211.re maryland you can also see it on our website, wbaltv.com. >> 9:28 and 78 degrees on tv hill. q&a coming up next with the president of the national right to work. and step up your style this semester with runway ready outfits. >> things are quiet weather-wise, likely changing in the afternoon. we will check the seven-day forecast and update the tropics. >> you're watching wbal tv-11, live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news sunday morning. >> welcome back to 11 news sunday morning, thanks so much for joining us. >> we will check with tony on the weather. >> right now it's not raining but it is humid, a tropical feel to the atmosphere outside, dew points in the low 70's so at least for right now it's not that bad but in the afternoon, we will probably see thunderstorms develop. upper 70's already, 77 at the airport, 73 in westminster. the forecast today, scattered storms and thunderstorms developing later in the afternoon and this evening. the earlier in the day you do stuff outside, the better. 86 the high temperature. when we return, we will take the seven-day forecast through the week.f the >> it's time now for sunday morning q&a and joining susmark micks, president of the right to work organization. tell us about right to work. >> it's a simple concept. we believe every individual worker should have the right to join a union and the right to associate but unfortunately law allows workers to be fired for failure to pay fees so we are in favor of voluntary uniism. >> you've worked with states with significant issues. >> indiana became the 23rd right to work state in america and the battles in wisconsin with the shutdown of the legislature there, there's significant issues with the union issues. >> how does maryland fare? >> maryland is a non-right-to-work state so you can be fired for failure to pay dues to a union and that's unfortunate. there a movement to change that? >> there is. there is legislation introduced in annapolis to consider right-to-work. i would say maryland's probably lower down the hierarchy of states that would pass right-to-work laws. >> jobs a huge issue in the election. what are some of the things voters should keep in mind from both candidates? >> jobs, according to candidates running for office, is job number one. states with right-to-work laws have seen dramatic increase in job creation, manufacturing job growth. but i think we time-out pay attention to, is the job creation coming from unleashing the private sector or growing government? i think the difference is stark. the current president of the united states has decided he is in favor of compulsory uniism. on the other ticket, they're not sure but working their way toward individual freedom in the workplace. >> big decisions to make coming up. my co-worker thinks my daughter deserves a raise. if you have two kids, watch out but if she can give us a call. >> dog and the cat don't help. >> maybe. much for joining us this morning. appreciate it very much. our next guest next week will be dr. ocalcides baribeau, health commissioner for baltimore city. if you have a question, email them to sunday questions at wbaltv.com. please don't go away. here's david gregory with a look at what's coming up next on "meet the press." >> coming up, the republicans have their turn in tampa. now the democrats head to charlotte. we will examine the stark choice between president obama and governor romney and the case for re-election with one of the architects for the president's first term in was on, mayor of chicago rahm emanuel. doris kearns goodwin weighs in on the battleground and politics of the race. >> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> welcome back. the time is 9:37, 77 degrees at the airport. a little bit of fog on the tower cam and fog in a couple of neighborhoods this morning, especially if you had rain last night. that should burn off quickly and for the next couple of hours, the weather will be fine with rain coming in this afternoon. in the tropics briefly, this is tropical leslie, the tropics are still active in the atlantic. sustained winds 70 miles per hour, it may be a hurricane later today but the good news is looks like it will miss san juan but this is a storm east coast residents should be watching. this is the latest plot of the computer models and you'll notice that a lot of them are confused on what to do with the storm. some of them loopdy loop but suffice to say some of the longer range models take this close to the new england coast towards the tail end of the upcoming weekend so if you have travel plans north of baltimore for that time frame, watch what happens with leslie. in the short term, we've got our stuff to deal, with the ghost of isaac, the remnants of isaac, not a tropical system but you can see the circulation with heavy rain ahead of it, showers and thunderstorms in west virginia and back into the ohio. nothing showing up on the radar around baltimore right now. you had rain in pennsylvania but like i said, at least the next couple of hours, it will be ok. the sooner in the day you do stuff outside, the better the chance you'll have dry weather. sunshine breaking throughout the clouds with instability and thunderstorms this afternoon. 77 at the airport, 75 in coffeesville. variable clouds, chance for showers and thunderstorms. best chance this afternoon with high temperatures between 83 and 88 and humid with dew points in the low 70's. east-southeast wind at 10 knots on the bay, watch for lightning later today. other than that, it should be ok. the next high tide at fort mchenry is at 8:57 this evening. seven-day forecast through the rest of the week, pretty good chance for rain tomorrow, not a washout but 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms, chance tapering off in the middle of the week, clearing up on thursday and grds -- friday with high temperatures in the low to mid 80's. >> school has started for everybody but some people are still getting their outfits together and we have ideas for making sure your kids are looking the best. >> i can't believe summer is over. know where it went. i'm so glad it's still warm out but for the kids, it's time for school. i brought a few nolds -- nolds show us fashions. jade goes to bates middle school and prints are in. she looks cute and comfortable with a native american inspired dress and the best way to take a dress and take it from summer to fall, especially for kids, add leggings so we added leggings, great for the morning where it's cold out but warms up. this is a great way to transition a dress into fall. comfortable and cute. >> i never thought about that. thank you, jade. prints are in. >> prints are in, animal prints, tribal prints. your kind of prints. up next is molena. she goes to marlie middle. she has a cute tribal printed shirt and again, another thing that's really hot, no matter the age, the colored leggings, really cute. a nice dark purple legging. jeans legging and the thing about the jean leggings i really like, they're very versatile. the main thing is from taking it from the summer to the fall is to do still bright but deeper colors. if you think of bright orange, bright yellow, that's summer. so colors like the deep purples, teal, emerald, even mustard, great for fall. next is maria. she goes to mcdaniel college and again this is is another way to wear the colored jean legging, a little more dressed up, a vintage feel. great for the fall, summer/fall. >> can everybody wear jegings? do you have to have the model body? >> you don't want have to have the model body as long as you have the right top. you don't have to show bottom to top. you can wear a nice top. the jegings are great because they can be casual, dressy, look great with a sweater, with a tank top and flip-flops. as long as you wear them well, it's safe. >> thank you. >> and up next is blair and she recently graduated from morgan state. >> congratulations. >> and blair of course any college student if you're walking to classes, you want to be cute and definitely so a nice pair of comfortable jeans, a trange rein sweater which i love, the color pops and it's great. also transitional piece because it's a lightweight sweater material, stylish and effortless, basically a t-shirt and sweater with the color giving style, fashionable and comfortable, ballet slippers and ready to go. the great thing about chunky sweaters are in, you can take it from summer to fall, layer it, wear a flowy maxi dress, maxi skirt. and you look great and you're ready for the fall. >> go get that job, girl. >> and then up next is gerard. he goes to reche partnership high school. we gave him a really nice comfortable casual look, jeans with a boot. his jeans are tapered on the leg and the thing that makes the outfit is the cardigan. he's wearing jeans and short sleeved summer shirt so it's a great way to take summer t t-shirts but make them fall, throw a cardigan over it. >> what is with not tying up the shoes? >> you don't want to be uptight, casual, cool. >> thanks to all the models and all of the makeup and hairstylists that were in. >> definitely, all the clothes from macy's in towson and who did your hair? at sheer bella and thank you from makeup, marney, anthony and keira. thank you. >> thank you, models. thank you, monta ray. for more on the fashions, check out lona's website. don't go away. sunday brunch in the kitchen. >> welcome back, time for sunday brunch. joining us this morning is kyle the breakfast shop. tell us, you are located in is a verna park. >> 552 richie highway in the plaza shopping center and we have been here for two years. >> and today you're making chicken and waffles. >> probably one of our most popular dishes. people call in and ask us to make it any day of the weekist let's start with the chicken. >> all natural chicken breast, butter flied it in half and pounded it out thin. just a dredge of simple all-purpose flour. >> ready to go. >> egg wash and our proprietary seasoning. >> you won't tell me what's in the secret seasoning. >> after we get off the air. >> a little flour. >> and use gloves because if you touch chicken, you want your hands clean. into the egg wash, into the flour. use another dry hand, easy enough, into the deep fryer it goes. >> how long do you that the cook? >> this will cook for about 10 minutes. if you're using a bigger pot of oil, it will go quicker. i also have a waffle maker and we made butter milk waffles with the combination of sweet versus savory and a gravy. >> how do you make that? >> it's flour, butter. we use a bunch of different seasonings, salt, pepper, milk and heavy cream and bring it down, make a reaoux and serve it. a lot of people put hot sauce and honey but the gravy was making people come in. >> you have a success story with your business. tell me about. >> it it was a family owned business. my partner, jeff fitchet, he basically brought it up from the level about two years ago, moved to our new location so it was a bigger restaurant with more people, more issues, good and bad. and really over the last year or so we've felt good what we are doing and the restaurant has taken off and happy to be here. >> you're ready to explode with your recipes. morning we saw the breakfast egg rolls. what else do you specialize in? >> breakfast tacos, a backpacker's pie, a huge skillet with everything in it, green peppers, tomatoes, home fries, six eggs, cheddar, monterey jack cheese. log on to our website, wbaltv.com, click on food for a recipe or send us a self addressed stamped envelope to wbal-tv, 3800 hooper avenue, baltimore maryland 21211. stay with us. >> 11 sports with pete gilbert. big day for the orioles. later this afternoon at yankee stadium they go for a series win against the yanks, which would be the third time this year they have done so and first time since they won three divisions in 1994. they could have done it except for what happened yesterday. off to a good start, matt weiters. top of the fourth, solo shot, his 18th, made it 3-0, orioles. wei-yin chen pitched well for 6 2/3, striking out derek jeter. he had a quality start. usually that means a win. pedro strop came in in relief of chen, and didn't have command. walks jeter, walks in a run. game tied at 3-3. nick swisher up the middle. j.d. hardy was perfectly placed but booted the ball. not something you see often for number 2. that allowed the winning run to score. the yankees went on for the 4-3 victory. later today, the orioles can get the series win against new york. college football yesterday, season opener for the maryland terrapins hosting william and mary. good defense in this one. darius killgo. a fine defender's name. one of four maryland sacks on the afternoon. at quarterback is true freshman perry hills, his first start. 16-24, three interceptions. ivan tago from burtonsville hauled in that one. fourth quarter, maryland offense finally gets it done. into the end zone is justin pickett, a six-yard score is all they needed. terps win 7-6. the first-ever college football game in ireland. navy facing notre dame, an atmosphere in an historical outing. first quarter, it would go awfully well for those from south bend. george atkinson went right, left, into the end zone, 56 yards, 13-0, notre dame. navy's first drive of the second half, its best of the day. trey miller perfect throw, nice catch to sean lynch, 27-10. navy finding a way to get back into it, never happened. atkinson finished with 99 yards rushing. great trip but forgettable game for the mids. 50-10, notre dame victorious over the midshipmen. i'm pete gilbert. we will see you at 6:00 p.m. >> let's look at this finished product, absolutely delicious. >> i'm going to visit you guys. you've talked me into it. i got to go to your restaurant. you guys are awesome. >> he says some people put the chicken on top of the waffles and eat it altogether. >> i think you had the right idea with the waffle sandwich, the waffles and the chicken. is that wrong? >> let's see you do it. >> i could do it. >> if you come in, i will name it after you. >> oh, the tony. >> one more look at the seven-day forecast. >> the chicken? >> 50% chance for thunderstorms this afternoon. this morning it's dry. i suggest you do stuff outside as early in the day as you can because the further in the day, the better the chance for rain. mild, 60% chance for thunderstorms and this is all because of the ghost of isaac coming through here. >> pretty soon pumpkin pancakes coming up the end of september. >> the fresh squeezed orange juice is delicious. >> that's all the time we have for now. >> have a great one. >> this is a wbal tv-11 editorial with president and general manager, dan joerres. >> traditionally, the first day of school signals a new beginning with great anticipation for the school year. unfortunately that was not the case for perry hall high school. a 17-year-old student was shot and critically injured by a 15-year-old fellow student in the school cafeteria. immediate heroic action by a guidance counselor who subdued the shooter prevented further carnage as students evacuated the building. it appeared that the school's emergency evacuation plan worked. now the healing begins for the victim and student body. increased security and counseling have been provided for students and staff. perry hall has a reputation as a top performing school and officials say they will continue to concentrate on that goal as they share concern for both the victim and the suspect. having the first week of school end with a 15-year-old student charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder and first degree assault is not on the agenda for the school or their new c.e.o. dr. dallas dance. but now it is reality. one lesson for adults is that while gun ownership is a right, that comes with the responsibility of securing weapons so they are not accessible to children.
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>> good morning. welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm lisa robinson. >> first let's take a look outside. >> our first full day of fall. >> it's pretty. >> good football weather. 50s. maybe 40s. high 40s by the end of the game. currently hd doppler is clear. the coast is clear. temperature in downtown baltimore, 58. taking a look at your day planner today. that should be sunny. had a typo there. sunny. few clouds and sun. 70. just before kickoff. 8:20 tonight. we start our pregame coverage here around 6:30. mostly clear and cool. 59 degrees by kickoff. we'll take an extended look at your forecast in just a few minutes. >> our big story this morning is a follow-up to the story of a perry hall high school student allegedly shot inside the school a month ago. >> daniel bowery is out of the hospital. yesterday at a fund-raiser for his family to pay for his medical bill, daniel showed signs that he is on the road to recovery. >> a thumbs up from daniel bowery in his first outing since leaving his hospital. the 17-year-old who was the only student hit during a school shooting at perry hall high last month was preparing by doctors to attend a fund-raiser on the bay saturday. >> anybody else would whine, complain and why me. this, that, everything el. all daniel has done is great. i just want to be who i was, doing what i was doing. he's done everything he needed to do to get to that point. >> daniel, who has downs syndrome, was shot ton side of his torso. he's going through home based rehab to treat his wounds twice a day. his parents are not sure when he'll return to school. >> talking to doctors, it's nothing short of amazing. dr. o'connor at university of maryland, he'll tell yoit's nothing short of amazing what he's going through, what he's done and where he is. there's no way he's supposed to be where he is today. >> dozens of boaters dropped an anchor to show their support. most of the people don't know the bowerys but they know how horrible it is for teen to be randomly shot in the lunch room on the first day of school. >> it was heart wrenching combroup think about how many people you know that have children in school. could have been one of your family members. very close friends. it shouldn't happen. >> this report for daniel has been incredible. i could never say the words i need to say to express my thanks for that. >> daniel's parents said they don't talk or even think about the alleged shooter. their only focus is getting their son back to 100% health. wbal, tv 11 news. >> carroll county officials say speed may have been a factor in a deadly car crash in eldersburg. it happened around 1:15. a car drove into the intersection and hit a deep. the jeep's driver identified as 35-year-old leaf forter, he was ejected and died at the hospital. police say charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. in east baltimore a suspect is on the run after a police officer said he walked in on him shooting another man. happened in the 2200 block of jefferson street. we're told shots were exchanged between the officer and the suspect after the suspect refused to drop his weapon. the shooter escaped in a silver colored car. the victim, a 30-year-old man is listed in critical condition. a celebration saturday for baltimore city church leader with 60 years in the community. they celebrated reverend marcus garvey wood's 60 years leading the baptist church on pennsylvania avenue. when reverend garvey wood first began preaching at a providence baptist church in baltimore, gas cost just 20 cents a gallon. the year was 1952 and woods hasn't left since. >> 60 years is something. that is to be commended. not only of one man but also congregation. >> at 92, the man, who studied in seminary alongside dr. martin luther king jr., who marched, sat in, demonstrated and preached countless sundays was honored. but he did not want a lot of hoopla. >> i'm happy that i have lived this long. and they thought enough of me to make a celebration out of it. >> reverend wood guide parishioners during some of the most volatile times in the nation's history. >> he has blessed us all. >> reverend wood has adapted to the times, building everything from a solar heated church to an aids ministry. >> he has always come up with so many innovative ideas and programs and ministries. i just think he did a wonderful job. i don't think anybody could beat him. >> reverend wood embraced the day as a humble man of faith who a few years back knew it was time to hand the reigns over to a co-pastor. >> that's the way it goes. one generation leaves, another generation comes. >> deborah weiner, tv 11 news. >> 9:07. 58 degrees. still ahead on 11 news, howard county executive ken allman will be joining us for this morning's q and a. and how the presidential election will impact your wallet. >>> and if you're going to the game, tonight should be great football weather. great weather today if you're heading out and about. i'll give you your >>>and the sun is shining over the harbor in what should be a spectacular day. 62 at the inner harbor , 57 at the airport. humidity 62%. barometer rising. high pressure in control. winds out of the northwest at seven miles per hour. starting to see temperatures climb around the area. not much in some spots. a little more in others. currently westminster 54. edgewood 59. 57. coolest spots though are out in the mountains. 39 still in oakland. 45 in frostburg. speaking of frostburg, folks in the mountains could see some frost both tomorrow and tuesday as temperatures will drop into possibly the high 30s -- excuse me, high 20s to low 30s. keep an eye on that. frost already. it's still september. currently right now, clear skies over pretty much the entire state. just a couple lingers clouds around ocean city. they were dealing with fog that has since lifted or is in the process of lifting right now. all of that cloud cover due to this front right here which passed through our area and brought us rain which we could use. we're still in a drought. 6.5 inches according to the numbers. cool weather. this well designed trough here is really bringing some cool temperatures to our area. will bring cool temperatures to our area this evening. and will bring cool temperatures to much of the midwest and portions of the northeast. showing this temperature all morning. fargo, north dakota, where still is the this hour is 26 degrees. you can see the chunk of cool air making its way here. i think our lows tonight for the game will be in the low 50s to high 40s. that's right. it's here. your forecast for today though looks nice. 70 to 73. mostly sunny, breezy. watch out for the wind gusts on 20 miles per hour. northwest winds. otherwise five to ten miles per hour. because of the winds thursday small craft advisory on the bay today. just keep an eye out there north northwest winds 10 to 25 knots and the seas will be at two to three feet. if you're going to the game tonight, you can't complain about that. great fall night for football. we'll keep the northwest winds. you're going see a jacket. by the end of the game, don't be surprised if it goes past midnight. high 40s. seven day looks good until we head to wednesday or thursday. next chance of rain. cool temperatures stay with us. only 69 degrees. our lows will be in the high 40s. as we said, get that chance of rain into thursday. but temperatures remain mild, mid 70s. as we go back to sunny skies on friday and saturday. >> sounds like he feels good instead of telling people it will be in the 40s. save some cash by doing it yourself. fall is time to do some projects. jay baker will help make those indoor and outdoor tasks much easier for you. >> plus a look at the presidential election on our economy. >> but first here's a look at sochlt events going on around town. >> welcome back. it's 9:16. time for a sunday business report. jonathan murray, good morning. >> hello, lisa. >> we are talking about how the presidential election is going to impact the economy. >> the economy. our pocket book. there could be some pretty interesting ramifications depending on who is in the white house. i think the important thing to know is really, regardless of who wins the white house, each of them have to deal with continued sluggish economy, measures we have to deal with, higher taxes absolutely are going to happen. so we need to kind of prepare ourselves for the likelihood of higher taxes and continued slow growth. >> okay. so what are we gonna do? >> the thing you need to do first and foremost is meet with an adviser who can look at your current tax picture and say, is the dividend tax going up from 15% to 30% what does that do to my portfolio? capital gains taxes are really important. financial stocks. if you own financial stocks, have your adviser look at that. a romney administration's going to be more favorable to financial stocks because it means less regulation. they'll kind of cut back a little bit on dot frank. so if you have financial stocks, pay attention to that. energy stocks. interestingly, we thought a romney administration would be more positive for energy stocks, but i think under an obama administration, energy would also do well because both candidates want an independent energy culture here in the united states. i think energy will do well. new energy. natural gas, fracking, all that good stuff. health care. interestingly, we think under an obama administration, health care stocks would actually do better than under a romney administration. that's contrary to most of our competition. the reason is, if romney should win, 80% of health care is product and pharmaceuticals and drugs and really expensive stuff. if you have fewer americans insured under a romney administration, that means less americans will be paying out for those products, 80% of which represent the health care. that's one thing you have to be careful of. >> we keep hearing image. obviously, the economy, jobs, the whole picture. what do you feel? it >> will be tough for either candidate. what we need, both fiscally and economically is compromise. i think we need to tell our leaders that we need compromise. we need to accept the fact that we need to cut back on our debt, cut our spending in this country. you and i have cut our spending. we're living within our means now. why can't our government do that? right? but, on the other hand, we have to recognize that that's going to be accompanied by higher taxes. >> jonathan murray, thank you very much. people who want to get in touch with you? >> yep. jonathan murray ubs. just google me. >> stay with us. coming up next at 11 news, your sunday drive. i'm gonna give it out. >> cactus take all kinds of shape. some a little unusual. some tradition and very tiny. >> they really are. >> we'll have to be careful. >> it's something fun especially for the kids. it's great to bring it in for the winner. that's coming up. >> well, good morning and welcome to your sunday gardener. >> good morning. >> valley view farms. back last winter we were in the cactus house. >> that's right. >> they've got big, big plans. it's a beautiful house. we'd like to bring some of that into our house. they're very easy to deal with. >> they are. cactus are easy for kids. they can get into this. honestly look around your house. you probably already have a planter you can use. i'm going to repurpose the bonsai planter. cactuses don't have much of a root system. most of the water and nutrients are held up in the flushing part of the cactus. same with succulents. >> as a child, i remember i love cactus. i always remember getting them stuck in my fingers, too. >> we've done this before. we've taken a piece of paper or newspaper and wrapped it up and placed it around the cactus like this. that's how you deal with it. >> then you want to put it. this guy needs root bound. >> we'll keep those out a little bit and place it right in there. at this point i'm going to handle it primarily. i just get some on me, there's no denying that. i can get in there pretty safely. >> and mom and dad can help especially with the spiny ones. some don't have spines. >> the succulents are much better. be aware of the cactus i already planted. i'm just gonna make a little hole. squeeze him right in there. you get different colorations, slightly different leaf shaping. >> is this a special soil? >> this is a cactus soil. it's got a little bit more porous. this is nice. these are plastic tongues. >> that one does have tiny spines that will bother you for weeks. >> you're absolutely right. this particular one, you will be pulling them out forever. and then again with the succulent it's not as bad. the nice thing, too. if you wouldn't mind, open up the coat. that's just a time release fertilizer. these don't need a lot of fertilizer, but just enough to get them going. >> now, if you get dirt stuck in the needles and all this, you rinse them off? >> just rinse them off or take a paint brush and paint it off, or a q tip. it really is pretty easy. then the next step is doing what you're saying. that's plenty. we'll cover that up. the coat on these time release fertilizers, these will be good for these plants for probably about four months or so. >> really? >> because they're not heavy feeders, you're not gonna have to worry about it. >> do you want to leave this outside to give these guys a good start? >> i absolutely would. you may all want to eventually put a soil cover on here, maybe some stones you have. some people use sea shells. >> make it look a little more desert. >> i forgot to bring that up, but you can certainly do that. >> what about special care? once these are brought in for the winter, the house gets dry inside. you say that's an ideal environment for cactus. >> it really is. if you have a real dry house, it's great. also great if you have a south facing window. >> they still can't that sun. >> they do. most of these are pretty good for awhile. even if you winter them in the house and take them out in the spring you'll be in great shape. >> do they cause bugs? >> little cotton insects. that's the on thing i see on these. best way to get rid of those when you see them just get them off of there with a q tip on your finger and a little bit of alcohol just to wipe them off. >> i wouldn't use my finger on that guy. and this is aloa, right? >> this i recommend for every house hold in america. use aloa. you can use this for everything from sun burn to cuts. >> it's the gel that comes out of this. >> yes. in the caribbean they injest this for various ailments. >> we're not gonna suggest that. >> no. but if you have a cut, you're great. so many different lotions and things for your health care. wow. wow. interesting. cactus. aloa. wonderful things to have in the garden or at least on the patio for awhile in the house this wintertime. we're already getting set for winter. >> better move back outside. >> thanks for joining us this morning. thank you for joining us on your sunday gardener. >> if you have a garden question, please send to it sunday gardener wbal tv, 3800 cooper avenue, baltimore maryland 21211. also go to wbal tv.com. >>> 9:27. howard county executive kent allman is standing by for q and a up next. >>> if you're looking to spruce up your home our home improvement expert is here for do it yourself tips for fall. >>> won't need to spruce up your forecast. going to be a great fall day. i'm good on the segues. rain in the forecast looks good, too. great football weather. tell you all about it coming up. >> wellcome back to 11 news sunday morning. thanks so much for joining us. we're gonna take another look outside. >> temperatures in the low 70s today. tonight for the game, it's going to be great football weather. it's nice when you get these opportunities. clear conditions over pretty much the entire state. no precipitation. 59 downtown at the inner harbor. real quick at the airport. looking pretty good. air is drying out under high pressure. barometer 30.12. winds out of the west/northwest at seven miles per hour. we're going to hit those temperatures cooler tonight. i'll tell you all about it in our weather forecast. >> time now for sunday morning q and a. joining us is ken allman. good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> thank you for balancing us out with our purple. you're wearing orange for the o's. >> we're so accustomed to wearing purple for the rave ns. we all dig out the orange. i found my one tie. go o's. we're excited. scombl thank you. let's talk about the train derailment. what happened since then? where are we standing ton investigation many >> with the derailment, we had a terrible tragedy and lost two young lay dis. our hearts still go out to those families. i'm never more proud to be county executive than when i get to work with first responders, firefighters, our roads crews. they really did a great job. we got it cleaned up and opened up in four days. we knew there was going to be addition at work to happen. but curve and gutter fixes are starting. there will be road resurfacing. there's a big retaining wall in the lower parking lot where the trains fell off the bridge down the embankment. so we're going to be communicating over the next few weeks and months. we're going to try to do the work at night. but we still have a lot to do. >> has csx said when they were going to figure out what happened? what caused it? >> it's the national transportation safety board, ntsb. they have a good idea, but they haven't given their final decision yet. and we'll await furser action. i'm proud of the community for coming together and supporting the merchants down there. i know ray rice stepped up. >> right. he has gotten involved in this, helping the businesses. tell us about his number 27 project. >> he's a great friend. there are ray rice related discounts at lots of merchants over the next few weeks. just another way for us to support the great merchants on main street who had a tough week of business-wise, but the merchants i'm talking to have been thrilled with the response since then. lot of traffic been coming down. >> speaking of traffic, that brings us to parking. you have a parking plan that you're working on. some are happy about it. some are not. >> that's my job. i can't make everybody happy. we work real hard to do it. we're introducing a new application. one of the challenges on main street and any historic district is knowing where parking spaces are available. not like a mall where you see a huge parking garage or surface parking lot. so we're bringing an online application where you will be able to see where spaces are available. like when you're at the airport and there are sensors in the garage. there's a hockey puck sized disk that goes into each space so you'll know around the corner there's spaces behind. we'll also be creating the smart meters on some aft areas that don't have meters. we're excited about moving forward. >> is it all new approved when will that become avail snbl. >> we're going start next month. we're hoping by holiday season it will be up and fully operational. >> now, next month there's a major event going on in howard county. tell us about the cancer fund. >> sure. sure. the only cancer fund is the organization that my family started when my brother was diagnosed with cancer at 19. three-time cancer survivor. he runs the lance armstrong foundation in austin. lance is coming to centennial park october 7th to participate in the cancer fund half full iron man triathlon. we're glad to have them. i know there's a lot of discussion about lance all over the country. people have strong feelings on either side. >> there's a young man in carroll county who passed away from testicular cancer. you were instrumental in making a visit possible for erik. so that's been a special relationship. right. >> there's so many stories like that all over the country. every cancer sent i that i go into locally or around the country, you see live strong bracelets everywhere. you see what it's done to inspire people to keep fighting. so that's what i'm focused on. >> how can people get involved in the event? >> go to cancer fund.org. it's october 7th. >> wegman has been a great success. >> they're breaking all their records. they have people coming in the old ralph company building. in the old whole fields building nap will help continue our downtown columbia investment and revitalization. >> all right. thank you very much for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. everybody have a good day. goo ravens, go o's. >> next week our guest will be peter franco. if you have a question, send it in. e-mail your questions to sunday questions at wbal tv.com. that's sunday questions at wbal tv.com. please don't go away. we'll be right back. first here's david gregory with a look at what's coming up on "meet the press." >> good morning, jennifer. coming up on "meet the press" can mitt romney turn around his campaign as we enter the critical weeks before election day and the candidates begin to prepare for the debate. all this while early voting is under way in half the country. this morning a debate about two top surrogates for the candidate, governor of massachusetts and republican senator from new hampshire. they face off. plus our political round table including joe scarborough on msnbc. >> here's a live look from the grand hotel and spa. wow. a nice day shaping up down there in ocean city. temperatures high 60s, low 70s under partly cloudy skies. currently the temperatures in ocean city, 60 degrees. bwi, 57. seeing humidity drop as high pressure starting to take more control of the area. northwest winds 7 miles per hour. temperatures are rising as well around the greater baltimore area. park and 53, edgewood, 59. westminster, they're at 54 degrees. down in annapolis, 61. also the coolest temperatures way out west. oakland, 39 degrees. frostburg, 45 degrees. folks in the mountains could see some frost in the morning hours both on monday and tuesday. we'll keep an eye on that. current weather right now. pretty much clear skies over the entire state. except if you head out here to western maryland. they're seeing cloud cover at this hour. but that should move out of the area as the day goes on as high pressure continues to push into our area. fog as well up there in the mountains this morning. but this front is what gave us those rain showers yesterday around 7:00, 8:00. they quickly moved in and quickly moved out. behind this front is a lot of cool air which is bringing some really cold temperatures to portions of the midwest and northern northwest. and those temperatures will get to our area as well. rest of the state looks good. mountains are going to get to 59 degrees. central maryland here will be about 72. southern maryland 70. down in ocean city. they're in for a nice day as well. 70 degrees. high pressure in control here. we have mostly sunny skies over the entire area. even folks in southern pennsylvania will feel the effects as well. little closer to home though. pretty nice day today. 70 to 73 under mostly sunny skies. breezy conditions. winds out of the northwest at five to ten miles per hour. we'll keep an eye though on the possibility of some 20 mile per hour gusts. so just hold on to your hat. come up and blow your hat right off. speaking of hats, you might need one for the game tonight. heading out to m&t bank stadium, temperatures 50 to 54. we'll call it mostly clear and crisp. those winds will be still hanging around five to ten miles per hour. don't be surprised if you see temperatures in the high 40s by the end of the game depending on how late this goes. cool temperatures will stay with us through monday and tuesday as we see low temperatures only in the high 40s. our next chance of rain comes wednesday into thursday. temperatures look pretty good though. mid 70s through the end of the week. >> need some easy ways to spruce up your space and prepare it for winter weather. if you want something done right, do it yourself. joining us now is do it yourself expert jay baker. good morning. >> i completely agree with it. i have got lots to tell you about. let's jump right in. the thing that i love about fall is it's not so dog gone hot. i don't like to do hot stuff in the summerti. it's too hot. the retailers are playing right into your hands in terms of the garden section. they've got to get that stuff out of there. halloween, thanksgiving and christmas. they've got to get that stuff out of there. i put 22 of those last week. i got them for 75% off. they're in the dormant phase. spring, they'll come right back out. >> i believe you. >> while you're out there, think about the cracks around your doors and windows. it is going to be cold weather. money will be going right out those cracks when you start turning on your heat and air. this is silicone caulk. they all look alike people think. that's not true. there's acrylic and silicone. this is ge door and window caulk. there's nothing more expensive than doing a job twice. if you use an inferior product that is not durable like acrylic, it's not gonna last as long. you're gonna end up doing it more. >> you say it's permanent. still, you'll never have to caulk again? >> that's correct. it holds up to things like freezing rain, sleet, snow, different temperature variations. but the thing i like about it. it's weatherproof, water proof. says twice on the packaging, permanent. >> use this in the bathroom? >> sure, you can. they make product force indoors and outdoors. make sure the product you use for outside your house. it says that you should use it outdoors. si silicone is the word to look for. these are fun. if you don't know how to use it, have the guy in the hardware store show you. the key is don't cut the top too big. let's move on to inside our house. lot of us are worried about water quality. why not use a filtration system. here's what i have here. this is the fill treat brand from 3m the new high performance drinking water system with maximum filtration plus. what does that mean? it reduces things like cycst, lead, select pharmaceuticals. it has a dedicated faw sut. goes right into a hole in your counter top. it's easy to install. it has a no mess filter change. this little bracket here, this head bracket sits underneath your sink and you twist that in. six months from now, you take it out. if you go to fill treat.com, they'll tell you when it's time to change your filter. >> wait a minute. what do i have to install? >> you install this little green bracket, okay. these tubes -- this is your cold water line. it comes with this patch piece right here that diverts it off. put that on your cold water line. goes right into the filter. >> that's easy. i thought it was more complicated. >> no, no. there is nothing to it. >> real quick. >> this is what i love. >> when you're painting, your brush drops off. this one has a magnet in it. boom. watch this. >> love it. >> your paint may spill. your brsh isn't g anncr: their dishonest ads are everywhere. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. they don't want competition. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools. vote for question seven. >> welcome back. it's fiem for sunday brunch. joining me is chef rudy. good morning. i'm so happy you're here. when i met you the first date the casino opened, i said it won't be long before you're here for sunday brunch. >> sunday football. >> what are you making? >> this is a barbecue shrimp ball. got all the ingredients and the recipe. the ingredients on the website. recipe is. they're on the table. most everything is here now except for the parsley. which is fun. green onions. of course, can't have sunday without beer. so we'll start beer. >> what did you marinate your shrimp? >> cayenne, shrimp. this is something you can add rice to. nice bread. just big and soupy. you're ghoon want to eat this. it's a play on a gumbo. you can see it here. it's working to thicken it up. >> it doesn't take long to cook. >> no. this dish is three or four minutes in the pan. again, the recipe will tell you. biggest ingredients. biggest trick to it is shaking. you're gonna want to shake this. >> shake it. >> we really just want to eat. >> is this something we can find at maryland life? >> this would be found at maryland life. not necessarily this particular dish. your words to my chef's ear, who is probably watching. this probably makes the menu. >> tell me some of the different items that you have in your buffet. >> it's an international. this would work very well. there is also a barbecue staying that was recently added. there's an italian station, an asian station, desserts. we probably have the largest collection of yogurt. that's about 20 feet long. if you can't find it there, we'll find it. >> are you open to suggestions? >> we will take suggestions. anything. crypto gram. >> a dove with a message for you. you'll take it? is it one price for the buffet? >> there are different prices for different nights, of course. we have a seafood night, a prime rib night. there are different themes every night to the buffet. if you don't like what you find there, the noodle bar is always open. phillips restaurant is always open. very soon the prime rib, the fourth in the brand will be opening at the north end of our building right about the 1st of december. >> getting back to your shrimp dish. are these jumbo shrimp? >> these are 8/10. again, the beauty of the casino business is that we get to play with some very luxurious food. this is quite a treat to be able to have shrimp this size. >> it smells wonderful. thank you so much. if you'd like a copy of today's recipe log on to our website wbal tv.com. just click on food. you can send us a self-addressed stamped envelope to -- stay with us. we'll be back with more news. take a look at weather when we come back. >> a family affair between the rave ns and patriots. plus some great college football >> happy game day to you. as we make our way on towards game night. primetime sunday night football. ravens and patriots at m&t bank stadium. a rematch of the afc championship game. this is all a family affair. trying to keep up with the jones. number 99 last year is chandler jones. now a first round draft pick for the patriots. he will battle against his brother, number 97 for the baltimore ravens. what a great family. they all have the middle brother, pretty good mma fighter as well. john bones jones. three brothers. incredible athletes. leaving parents awfully confused come later tonight. what's a parent to do? >> do what they've been doing and stick with the ravens. we'll see. i try to stay neutral and hopefully both of views a great game. >> he's excited. i think i saw him tweet something. he's been waiting for this for his whole life. that's a long time. even when you're only 25 years old or whatever he is. it's a great story. it's a great family. >> brotherly bragging rights will be something there. college football saturday. randy edsell from maryland on your left, dana holgorsen on the right. mountaineers up 14-0. here come the terps. diggs. freshman connection into the end zone. maryland on the board 14-7. tied at 14. west virginia in the fourth. gino smith to austin. that former dunbar poet star ties a school record for career catches with 206. skills to diggs. they might be doing this for a long time. that number one for maryland, very similar to the number one for west virginia. into the end zone he goes. west virginia hangs on by a final of 31-21. navy looking for its first win of the season at home facing vmi. tray miller making sure to thrill a packed house. maybe marine corps stadium. little high hurdling action as well. 40 yards there. his first score of the afternoon. navy indeed was rolling. playing the game though. that wasn't it. little defense. quincy adams in the secondary. rise and shine. goodness gracious what a catch. incredible interception. navy gets one in the win call lum 41-3 is your final. coming up later this evening right here. ravens countdown. jerry sandusky and i live from m&t stadium to get you set for sunday night football. we'll see you then. >> and here we are eating the finished product. it's delicious. >> you say lots of people just come for the food. >> absolutely. >> you're gonna get that. >> you're dripping. that's awesome. really delicious. >> ravens game tonight. we're gonna kick off 54 degrees. cold temperatures stay with us tuesday then we start warming up. chances of rain wednesday and thursday. >> thanks, rudy. >> thank you very much. >> "meet the press" is next. >> have a great day. >> it's the kind of week baltimore has longed for over the last decade. beginning sunday, charm city is the epi center of sports. that's when the ravens take on the patriots on national television as the featured sunday night game right here on wbal tv. the orioles take over monday with a double-header against the toronto blue jays. more baseball tuesday and wednesday. then more national exposure for the ravens with a thursday night game against the cleveland browns right here on wbal tv 11. the red sox head to town on friday. with every game on the line, baltimore and the american league east race will galvanize fans near and far. for the first time in 15 years a winning season and playoff hopes have bird land a twitter. in addition to a sea of purple at m and t bank stadium, there will be a sea of orange. regardless of what happens this week, the winning record has made our community proud. for more on next week's schedule and the passion that is baltimore football and baseball we advise you to log on to wbal tv and click on sports. anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life. but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work.
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morning and welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm lisa robinson. our top stories in a moment. first, let's look outside with meteorologist lowell melser. >> gorgeous. >> you guys have plans for today? >> i'm going to try a run. >> a run and ravens? >> nap and ravens football. >> barbecue outside, as you're preparing for the game, it's a great day for that. if you're heading up to philadelphia to watch the game, better get going. >> are you barbecuing for us? >> we may just do that. the grill's on the deck. >> ok. >> going to come by? a little wet activity to the south of us in richmond and north carolina, going to stay to the south of us because of high pressure dominating over pennsylvania but we are watching another system bringing us rain monday and tuesday. quickly at the airport, 63 degrees, pressure rising on the barometer to 30.16, winds light at 3 miles per hour. you'll need the umbrella on tuesday. the forecast is coming up. >> our big story this morning, two more troops killed in attacks overseas. nato believes a man believed to be a member o
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monday's opening season. >> this season there is a change in the works for purple friday. jennifer franciotti has the details. >> with preseason behind us, this is when football season really begins and on thursday you can get in the mood with the cheerleaders. >> tomorrow that we have the cheerleader calendar party and it is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. all of the female cheerleaders will be there. >> friday is the blow out of bed, the biggest day of celebrations when the purple caravan is back on the road from 7:00 a.m. until 11 o'clock friday night. it will stop at 30 locations including several schools. they will have free giveaways. >> come find us and follow us the hallway. the whole city is painted purple. everybody is ready for game day. a great atmosphere. >> just as the ravens get ready for the game against the bengals, the orioles, what a surprise, in the playoffs and tied for first place. that is why the ravens are declaring this friday purple and orange friday. baltimore birds of a fat deer, flocking together. >> this is really unique to have the ellison playoff content
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>> up next, a tribute for a fallen hero. city police officers gather to pay respects to one of their own. >>> after back to back party conventions, it's back to reality for the presidential candidates. their response to the latest job numbers. >>> speaking out. art modell's sons talk about their father's life and legacy. >>> a massive sports weekend ahead. a look at the purple and orange fever in baltimore and other news saturday morning starts right now. >> welcome to 11 knew saturday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm in for jennifer franciotti. our top stories in just a moment. first a look outside with mr. john collins. good morning. >> we're almost into autumn here but the summertime weather continues. humid, cloudy. not sure if you noticed it coming in, little mist on the windshield. a thin overcast. and there are some thunderstorms west of us. there's a cold front on the way and it will bring us dramatic change in our weather by the end of the weekend. ahead on the front, summer-like. after the front, it will feel -- welsh not quite autumn-like, but very, very nice. you can see a squall line approaching pittsburgh now. still not close to western maryland. this is the weather associated with the front that's coming in. the front itself is back in ohio. even back in indiana. once it comes through, we'll see a dramatic turn around in the humidity levels and the temperatures. but we could be in for a rough time this afternoon and this evening, as the potential is there for some strong thunderstorm activity. i'll talk about that coming up with the insta weather plus forecast. >>> time to clean off portable grills, stock up ton plastic cups and get those footballs and frisbees out from the garage. tailgating is ready to make its regular season debut. >> while the opener waits in the wings, we're all aflutter with the pennant race going strong at camden yards. we have more on the massive sports weekend in baltimore, eve thoen the o's gave up their first place standing in the division last night. >> well, take a look around. everywhere you look there's orange, there's purple. baltimore is on fire for this weekend. so it's exciting. >> that pretty much sums it up for baltimore this weekend. >> i am definitely in overload. i am loving it. >> from the yard to the bank. for the first time in 15 years, baltimore sports fans have two teams to care about in september. >> it's the best time to be a baltimore sports fan. right now in baltimore it's the best baseball's ever been in my life time. >> that's all i can think about. work? what's that? i don't know. >> the ravens have ruled baltimore lately, as purple friday has become a tradition on the friday before a game. but with the orioles pushing for the playoffs, city hall was lit up orange and so was the late mason building. who are you more excited about this weekend, orioles or ravens? >> it's a tossup. i have been starved for orioles success. we finally got one. gonna be a great night at the ball park. >> it's great. it's been 10, 15 years since we've done this well. since cal left. it's great. finally, we're in first place. >> reporter: orange and purple may not be the most fashionable color combo, but didn't tell that to fans or even adam jones. >> would you rather have a ravens super bowl or orioles world seerys? >> let's take both. >> let me just tell you something. my grand baby is due on the last night of the world series. i hope i get a grandson and world series all in one day. how about that? >> this weekend marks the beginning of what should be a very fun fall in the charm city. >> the outpouring of support is still going strong for the man who defined purple friday. the sons of art modell were by his side when he died thursday morning. this morning they're talking about their father's contributions. >> at the under armor performance center in owening bills, david modell and his brother john shared a few thoughts about their father and described the moments when they had to say good-bye. >> we had a moment with my father at the hospital with four players, the head coach, the owner. that i think easily rivalled my father receiving the super bowl trophy in 2000. it was one of the most special moments of my life that i'll never forget. >> a larger than life portrait of art modell hangs at the entrance of the facility. the first owner of the baltimore ravens died thursday morning. >> we are the champions of the world, baltimore, maryland! >> during his tenure, the ravens won the super bowl in 2001. his family says they just wanted him to know how much they loved him and how much baltimore appreciated him. >> we know that poppy had this incredible love affair with baltimore. and that baltimore had this incredible love affair with my daughter. >> john modell described another special time, saying as a young boy, he and his father took a cab ride in new york and it left a lasting impression. >> my dad started talking to the cab driver. by the end of that cab ride, they were best friends. he knew everything about his family and he knew everything about our family. and just two guys. it was great. he was just a a wonderful human being. >> jonathan ogden said art modell always seemed approachable. >> you're gonna miss that humbleness that art brought. just the i'm not the guy, i'm just one of the guys. >> you're gonna miss that. >> wbal tv, 11 news. >> the ravens and the modell family will hold a sigh len, public tribute to art modell from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. art modell's casket will be placed on the field where fans can come and pay their respects. again that's this morning from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. parking for that tribute is free. >>> the co-founder of h&s bakery has passed away. called a pillar of the great community. they opened h&s in 1943. the h sfanding for harry, the s for steve fp bread wu made by hand and delivered personally. today h&s bakery is one of the largest bakeries on the east coast. harry stakalos was 93. >>> the morewood city police department is honoring a fallen hero who died from injuries sustained while he was on duty. he was at that time cathedral of for friday's funeral service. >> in a tribute fit for a fallen hero, a motorcade brings the man baltimore city police say always put his life on the line to keep the streets safe. >> say baltimore is a safer city because of his work. >> 44-year-old officer forest taylor died from injuries he suffered from a crash back in february. officer taylor was in route to a call to assist a fellow officer when his cruiser collided with another vehicle. >> and he never really recovered from the accident. he went through a whole series of medical procedures and surgeries and he passed in august. and he's the first officer this year that has died in the line of duty. >> besides being an ordained minister, officer taylor was a member of the arch angels riders motorcycle club. members of the club were on hand to escort the urn holding taylor's ashes to the cathedral of mary our queen in north baltimore for a final farewell and salute. taylor was also a husband and a father of a 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter who made their way to the church on the somber day. >> the unexpected nature of this, you know, with the accident and him never recovering, it's just been a very difficult situation for them. been difficult for us internally in the department but for the family just a tremendous loss. >> officer taylor was admired by many of his colleagues. he was known for taking on tough assignments and even mentoring younger officers, a tremendous loss to the department and community. >> he's a testament and an example of what it takes to have a dedicated long career. 17 years doing all the difficult assignments. he is the example of commitment. >> wbal, tv 11 news. >>> daniel burrow continues on the road to recovering despite being shot in the school cafeteria. the 17-year-old has had a lot of support from family and friends along the way. last night the gun powder lodge held a special happy hour at this restaurant and bar. those who attended enjoyed everything from draft beer to music and raffles. the mom of two high school students said she just had to do something. >>> really, this is all about daniel. all about daniel, an innocent young man who was just a victim, an innocent victim of all that. >> if you didn't make it to gun powder lodge but you would still like to make a donational 410-256-2626. your contribution will be sent to the family. >>> 59 days to go, the countdown clock ticks closer to the election now that the conventions have all wrapped up and friday's jobs numbers could impact who wins. we have this morning's commitment 2012 report from washington. ♪ >> president obama and his entire team hit the trail in new hampshire, fresh from charlotte. >> we had a great convention. >> but any hope of a post convention bounce seemed to be blunted by the latest jobs report. >> we know it's not good enough. >> while the unemployment rate did drop to 8.1%, job growth states luggage with only 96,000 jobs created last month. mitt romney took aim at his rival. >> what is he gonna do to get this economy going? all he said last night was the same as what he said four years ago. >> romney promoted his economic fix, touting a plan to create 12 million jobs. >> so, for me, holding down taxes on small business is essential. and layinregulations have to encourage small businesses. >> the president argued it's the wrong prescription. >> tax cuts, tax cuts, cuts in regulations? oh, and more tax cuts. >> with both conventions now over, there are only 60 days left until the election. >> you guys, we're gonna win this thing. >> we will win! >> two more critical jobs reports. >> to the extent it's heading in the right direction, people will give obama another chance. if it's heading in the wrong direction, they won't. >> all the reason both candidates are taking their cause to key battleground states in washington. wbal, tv 11 news. >>> it's 5:11. it's 74 degrees. they chose to settle. we'll have details coming up. >>> product meant to make laundry time easier is posing a danger to small children. we'll explain why in our medical alert. >>> but first, you're looking at a live picture outside. john has your forecast next. stay with us. 11 news saturday morning news just getting started. 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there is some rain shower activity. so i think that it's becoming a little more dispersed and losing a little bit of its kick. the little squall line out in far western pennsylvania is just coming into pittsburgh now, then down into west virginia. that's leftovers from some big storms that moved through indiana and ohio last night. that activity seems to be letting up a little bit. there is still some thunder and lightning in it. but a new area of strong storms will develop later on this morning and this afternoon out west of us to start moving in this direction. and it will contribute to a big change in our weather this weekend. as well as some rough weather this afternoon. so we'll talk about it coming up. stick around. >>> police in lawrenceville, north carolina rshg investigating whether five high school football players from maryland hired prostitutes to come into their hotel after their season opener. five high school players from the catholic high school are accused of hiring prostitutes after they won against durham's hill side high school on august 31st. officials say the student athletes have been removed from the team. two of the students have withdrawn from the school, while two others are facing expulsion. a fifth student faces a disciplinary hearing. >>> linebacker brendan ayanbadeyo is reporting to a letter from emmett burns. it's in support of his same sex marriage reports many of my constituents and football supporters are appalled that maeb of the ravens football team would step into this controversial divide and try to sway public opinion one way or the other. football player has been outspoken on the subject. yesterday he answered burns on twitter saying football is just my job. it's not who i am. i am an american before anything. and just like every american, i have the right to speak. if you would like to read what the around the league editor on the nfl's website had to say about the subject, you'll find a link on wbal tv.com. click on as seen on. >>> voters will decide in november whether to expand the state's gambling program. mean time tv commercials about the issue are bombarding local air waves. david collins checked the ads and has this fact check. >> the tv advertising war over expanding casinos in maryland is costly, contentious and full of conflicting clients. this ad opposes adding a sixth gambling site in the state. >> millions of dollars for new schools. >> but not really. there's no obligation to use revenues in maryland's classrooms. >> they claim there's no obligation to use revenues in maryland's classrooms is misleading. 48.5% of slots proceeds had voters approved 20% of table game money go to the state's education trust fund. conceivably, gambling dollars could replace some general fund money ear marked for education, freeing it up to be used for other things. but so far, slots revenues have not met expectations. state analysts say this is not a budget option in fiscal year 2013. >> thousands of good paying jobs. >> we've heard this promise before. >> we've heard that promise before is another misleading claim. it's based on a complaint by minority contractors back in 2008, when national harbor was being built. the concern had nothing to do with high paying jobs, but rather the fact that local minority contractors didn't get much of the work. this ad supporting expanded gambling, job claims are exaggerated. >> 4,000 permanent good paying jobs. >> the department of legislative services estimates a total of 2,240 full and part-time jobs, not 4,000. two-thirds will be held by dealers, 25 grand. other so called back of the house employees may make slightly more. only 10% of the jobs may be held by supervisors, earning $43,000 to $71,000. >> this casino is in west virginia -- >> this ad claiming it will save taxpayers money. >> by cutting subsidies. >> this, too, is misleading. cutting subsidies is a reference to a provision that shifts the responsibility of machine ownership from the state to casino operators. the expanded gaming bill gives casino operators a tax break, in part, to help them do that. millions are being spent because fortunes stand to be gained, or lost, if current casino operators predictions come true. hollywood casino in cecil county is losing business. revenues at maryland live have declined since its blockbuster opening in june. and ground breaking hasn't even begun on baltimore's city casino. david collins, wbal, tv 11 news. >> state agricultural officials are trying to rid the state of west nile virus. what they're doing. that's coming up. >>> and basking in the sun. people capture an alligator. that's next. >> what? >>> cold air coming out of canada into central part of the country. it's headed our way. big changes coming our way. we'll talk about it in just a minute. 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"monday night football" under the lights. it's not just any game. it's a big one. an intradivision matchup against a playoff team from a year ago, the cincinnati bengals. the ravens have been consistent winners in the john harbaugh era but some believe the offense this year will be a high powered one, where smith and rice and flacco in the prime of their career and the hurryup offense being implemented. some believe without suggs, the offense has to be better, perhaps a lot better. that's a look at sports. >>> as we gear up for monday night's season opener for the ravens, under armor is challenging fans to take on ray lewis and his legendary pep talk. >> it's game time! it's game time! >> you help ray lewis. >> we must protect this house. we must protect this house. >> under armor is issuing the ray lewis challenge. all you have to do is upload a video recording of yourself imitating some of his more infamous speeches. winners will receive free tickets to a game and a chance to meet 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evening hours. then some really great weather behind it. we'll talk about it coming up. >> thank you, mr. john. >>> time to clean off that old portable grill, stack up on plastic cups and get those footballs and frisbees out of the garage. tailgating is ready to make its regular season debut. >> but while the ravens season opener waits in the wings, bird land is afluter with the pennant race going strong at camden yards. we have more on the massive weekend here in baltimore. >> well, take a look around. everywhere you look, there's orange, there's purple. baltimore is on fire for this weekend. it's exciting. that pretty much sums it up for baltimore this weekend. >> i am definitely in overload. i'm loving it. >> from the yard to the bank. for the first time in 15 years, baltimore sports fans have two teams to care about in september. >> it's the best time to be a baltimore sports fan. right now baltimore is the best baseball has ever been in my lifetime. it's all i can think about. work? what's that? i don't know. >> the ravens have ruled baltimore lately, as purple friday has become a tradition on the friday before a game. but with the orioles pushing for the playoffs, city hall was lit up orange and so was the legg mason building. who are you more excited about this weekend, the orioles or ravens? >> it's a tossup. i have been starved for some orioles success. finally got some. gonna be a great night at the ball park. >> it's been great. been, what, 10, 15 years since we've done this welsh since cal left. great. finally, we're in first place. >> orange and purple may not be the most fashionable color combo but don't say that to fans or even adam jones. check out his colorful kicks. would you rather have a world seery ors super bowl? >> let's take both. why pick? >> my grand baby is due on the last night of the world series. this weekend marks the beginning of what should be a very fun fall in the charm city. >>> the sons of art modell were by his side thursday morning. they're talking about their father this morning. >> at the under armor performance center in owens mills, david modell and his brother john shared few thoughts about their father and described the moments when they had to say good-bye. >> we had a moment with my father at the hospital with four players, the head coach, the owner. i think easily rivalled my father receiving the super bowl trophy in 2000. it was the most -- one of the most special moments of my life that i'll never forget. >> a larger than life portrait of art modell hangs at the entrance of the facility. the first owner of the baltimore ravens died thursday morning. >> we are the champions of the world, baltimore, maryland! >> during his tenure, the ravens won the super bowl in 2001. his family says they just wanted him to know how much they loved him and how much baltimore appreciated him. >> we know that poppy had this incredible love affair with baltimore and that baltimore had this incredible love affair with my father. >> john modell described another special time, saying as a young boy, he and his father took a cab ride in new york and it left a lasting impression. >> my dad started talking to the cab driver and by the end of that cab drive, they were best friends. they were -- he knew everything about his family and he knew everything about our family. and they were just two guys. so, as great a man he was, he was just a wonderful human being. >> jonathan ogden said art modell always seemed approachable. >> we're definitely gonna miss that humbleness that art brought. i'm not the guy, i'm just one of the guys. gonna miss that. >> the ravens and the modell family will hold a silent public tribute to art modell today from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. art modell's casket will be placed on the field where fans can come to pay their respects. again, that's this morning from 11 to 1 p.m. at m&t bank stadium. parking for the tribute is free. >>> harry shackle is the co-founder of h&s bakery has passed away. he's called a pillar of the great community. his father opened h&s in 1943. the h standing for harry, the s for steve. the bread wu made by hand and delivered personally. h&s bakery today has grown into one of the largest bakerys on the east coast. it is still family owned and operated. he was 93. >>> the baltimore city police department is honoring a fallen officer who died from injuries sustained while on duty. 11 news was at the cathedral for friday's funeral service. >> in a tribute fit for a fallen hero, a motorcade brings the man who baltimore city police say always put his life on the line to keep the streets safe. >> they say baltimore is a safer city because of his work. >> 44-year-old officer forest taylor died from injuries he suffered in a crash back in february. officer taylor was in route to a call to assist a fellow officer, when his cruise er collided wit another vehicle. >> he never recovered from the accident. he went through medical procedures and surgeries and he passed in august. he's the first officer this year that has died in the line of duty. >> besides being an ordained minister, officer taylor was a member of the arch angels rider club of elk ridge. members of the club were on hand to escort the urn holding taylor's ashes to the cathedral of mary our queen in north baltimore for a final farewell and salute. taylor was also a husband and a father of a 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter who made their way to the church on this somber day. >> the unexpected nature of this, with the accident and him never recovering has just been a very, very difficult situation for them. it's been difficult for us internally in the department, but for the family, just a tremendous, tremendous loss. >> officer taylor was admired by many of his colleagues. he was known for taking on tough assignments and even mentoring younger officers, a tremendous loss to the department and community. >> i think he's a testament, an example of what it takes to have a dedicated, long career. 17 years doing all those difficult assignments. he is the example of commitment. >> wbal, tv 11 news. >>> daniel borrow continues on the road to recovery despite being shot inside a school cafeteria a week ago. the 17-year-old has had a lot of support from family and friends. a benefit fund-raiser was held for the student. those who attended enjoyed everything from spit beef and draft beer to music and raffles. the woman who put together the event is a mom of two high school students and said she had to do something. >> really, this is all about daniel, all about daniel. a young man who was just a victim, an innocent victim of all this. >> if you didn't make to it gun powder lodge but still want to make a donation, call the lodge at 410-256-2626. the contribution will be sent to the family. >>> 59 days to go, the countdown clock ticks closer to the election now that conventions have wrapped up. friday's new jobs numbers could impact who wins. 11 news reporter nicole killion is in washington with this morning's commitment 2012 report. ♪ >> president obama and his entire team hit the trail in new hampshire fresh from charlotte. >> we had a great convention. >> but any hope of a post convention bounce seemed to be blunted by the latest jobs report. >> we know it's not good enough. we need to create new job, faster. >> while the unemployment rate did drop, job growth stayed sluggish with only 96,000 jobs created last month. arriving in iowa, mitt romney took aim at his rival. >> what is he gonna do to get this economy going? all he said last night wu the same as what he said four years ago. >> romney promoted his economic fix, touting a plan to create 12 million jobs. >> so, for me, holding down taxes on small business is essential and regulations have to encourage small business. make it easier to grow. >> the president argued it's the wrong prescription. >> tax cuts, tax cuts, cuts and regulations, oh, and more tax cuts. >> with both conventions now over, there are only 60 days left until the election. >> you guy, we're gonna win this thing. >> we will win! >> and two more critical jobs reports. >> the extent that it's heading in the right direction, people are gonna give obama another chance. to the ebbing ten they're in the wrong direction, they won't. >> all the more reason why both candidates are taking their cause to key battleground states this weekend. in washington, nicole killion, wbal, tv 11 news. >>> weather time is 6:11 and it's 74 degrees on tv hill after a report of a deadly incident involving a toddler one company decided to remove a half million blinds from stores. we'll have details ahead in our consumer alert. >>> state agricultural officials are trying to rid the state of west nile virus. what they're doing. that's coming up. >>> but first a live picture outside. john has your forecast next. stay with us. 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[ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >>> oh, yes, generally cloudy skies in the area. maybe a little mist around town here. but the actual rainfall here is either east of us or west of us pf west of us, there's a little squall line moving through western pennsylvania. it's losing some of its strength. it's connected to a cold front out in ohio that will be coming in later today. so, that line isn't a huge threat for us here this morning. what will develop closer to the front later this afternoon is something that will probably get our attention. and then on the eastern shore, a few sprinkles and showers and thunder and lightning around ocean city. that's been there for a couple hours this morning. here's the camera at ocean city right now. little wetness on the boardwalk. i don't see any people walking around now. it's a cloudy morning there. again, they have showers. just west of ocean city there's a little thunder and lightning at this stage of the game. here in town. with the cloudy skies, the temperatures haven't cooled down that much. it's 74 degrees at bwi marshall. the key is, the humidity is way up. dew point temperature 72, so that results in humidity value of 93%. south wind at six and the barometric pressure dropped off now to 2977. downtown at the science center the temperature now 78 degrees. gone up a little bit. again, high dewpoint and high humidity levels. temperatures, 75 degree, or 73, i'm sorry nshg east upon and ocean city. 75 also elk, 72 edgewood, westminster 73. 60s out in far western maryland. here's the satellite image. low clouds that are overhead don't show up well on the satellite. they can't be picked up by the sensors. the brighter higher clouds with the cloud tops with all that storm activity that's been out to the west. the front itself is still back in indiana and approaching detroit right now. it will be coming through tonight. it will be moving through rammedly. there's such a difference in the air mass behind it. much dryer, cooler behind it. that contrast will help fire things off this afternoon and this evening as far as storm activity is concerned. in the tropical atlantic, it's a little far north but we have tropical storm leslie. it's been stalled over the same area. in fact, it's stirring up the waters, beginning to cool the water underneath it which is keeping it from strengthening. looks like leslie will pass east of bermuda over the next few days and still a hurricane further east out in the atlantic ocean. none of those affect our weather. but with that front approaching, showers and thunderstorms in our forecast this afternoon. some could be strong to severe. if it's not raining, it will be a mick of sun and clouds this morning and generally overcast this afternoon. 83 to 88 the high temperature today. the yellow shaded area here from new england right down into northeast maryland, northern delaware. that's moderate risk for severe storms today. the orange shaded area, a larger area, a slight risk for severe storms. twhauns front goes through, we'll see a dramatic change in temperatures. at 4:30 this afternoon, we'll be in the 80s to perhaps near 90 around the bay. you see the effect of the front. just passing through and really rapidly cooling the air as we go into the overnight hours this evening and tomorrow. our highs will only be in the 70s. so, the insta weather plus. 86 today. only 80 sunday. some strong storms this afternoon. breezy, but nice on sunday and monday. a lot less humid. look at next week. most of the temperatures will be in the upper 70s to around 80 for the high. and dry. >>> get ready to see a lot more of this in the coming days. state agricultural officials have been spraying neighborhoods across maryland to control the mosquito population. all in response to a rise in wet nile cases. as of right now, more than a dozen cases of the virus have been reported and people in maryland, 14 exactly. this is video from spraying on thursday night in millford mills. there will be more on the way. you're urged to stay inside if it's happening in your community. you can find a complete schedule. head to our website, wbal tv.com. click on news. >>> well, not every day that you see an alligator in a maryland pond which is why construction workers and a neighbor were alarmed when they spotted the gator basking in the sun near salsbury yesterday afternoon. it's also why none of them knew how to capture it or what to do with it when they did. police on the eastern shore finally decided to use a stick to pull the reptile in. >> give me a stick! give me a stick! >> officials helped to secure it and tie it up. wild life officials suspect the alligator had been someone's pet. now they're trying to find a new home. well, home, would you like to have it? >> nope. don't want no alligator. cooked maybe. >> alligator is good, is that what you're saying? >> yes. kmart is waving fees in stores and online. we'll tell you why next in our consumer alert. >> how about free pizza while watching the game? we'll tell you how you can get in on the special deal, coming up. but first -- >> texting while driving is becoming an epidemic in the state. a new video aimed at stopping it. ep >>> time now is 6:22. it's 74 degrees on tv hill. we begin with a massive recall. after reports deadly incident involving a toddler and a window blind. nearly half a million blinds from blind express are being pulled. it impacts both the vertical and horizontal custom blinds sold in michigan, ohio and indiana from january 1995 through december 2011. the company says the vertical versions do not have a cord tension device attached to the wall or floor and the horizontal blinds do not have inner cords to stop devices. this, in turn, leaves the cord to dangle. log on to our website wbal tv.com for more information on how you can get a free repair kit. just click on recalls. >>> kmart is waving lay away fees in stores and online throughout november 17th. customers usually pay $5 for an eight-week contract and $10 for a 12 week lay away contract. the move comes days after toys r us tossed fees through october 31st and wal-mart slashed its fees to $5. k-mart executives say the move isn't in response to competitors and the company had already been testing the no-fee program. sister company sears also said to follow suit. >>> papa john's customers can score free pizza during the football season. the company is giving away 120,000 free pizzas every week to randomly selected customers during the regular season. so that's 17 weeks times 120,000 totalling around 2 million pizzas. you'll need to be a papa john's reward member. to qualify, log on to our papa john's.com or log on to papa john's.com. get ready for a new look from the company known for its chicken noodle and tomato soups. over the years consumers have fallen out of love with traditional flavors so in an effort to reinvent itself, they traveled to find out what kind of soups to deal to younger customers. this coming year expect 50 new products such as moroccan style chicken and spicy horizon. stay with us. there's much more ahead on 11 news saturday morning. but first here's a look at some events going on around town this weekend. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> distracted driving is a problem on maryland road ways and across the nation. a new video shown in driving schools is aimed at turning that trend around. we have more in our project report. >> police and medical professionals say distracted driving crashes are becoming an epidemic in the country, and they're hoping a new video can help stop it. a devastating car crash caused by a driver texting behind the wheel is graphicically depicted in a new video. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> i have been following this minivan and it just went off the road. >> these images are vivid and stark. while dramatic, it unfortunately depicts every day real-life indens that are happening every day. >> the video called get the message was created by the maryland motor vehicle association. the doctors see all too often victims of these crashes while working to save their lives. >> last four years, over 150,000 people have been injured in maryland driving while distracted. over 1,000 of them have died. >> okay. how old are you? >> the video is an effort to curb that disturbing trend. the video was created for use in driver education programs targeting drivers early on to get them in the habit of turning their phone off while driving. officials say teens are the most at risk for causing distracted driving crashes. >> with 11% of all distracted driving crashes involving drivers under the age of 20. traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for american teens. and when it comes to distracted driving, young people are known to most likely to text and talk behind the wheel. >> local police agencies are also on board with enforcing the law against texting while driving. officials hope this video will have a lasting impact on drivers. because this is a problem that affects every one of us. >> we're making sure that we change their patterns and behaviors. they're endangering not on their lives but everyone else on the road. >> the video has been distributed to driving schools across the state. in downtown baltimore, wbal 11 news. >>> the time 6:29. 74 degrees on tv hill. we'll have more news coming up. stay with us. take the gamble out of stain removal. only resolve all-stains has two formula chambers, to remove all 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sprifrnles extend northeastward toward baltimore. we've had a little mist here in town. that's kind of insignificant stuff this morning. that line of storms out west is going to recharge this afternoon as a cold front approaches so we could be bumped around. we'll talk about it with the insta weather plus forecast. >>> police in morrisville, north carolina, are investigating whether five high school football players from maryland hired prostitutes to come to their hotel after their season opener. five high school players from the catholic high school are accused of hiring prostitutes after they won against durham's hillside high school august 31st. officials say the student athletes have been removed from the team. two of the students have withdrawn from the school, while two others are facing expulsion. a fifth student faces a disciplinary hearing. >>> ravens linebacker brendan ayanbadejo is responding to a letter from emmett burns about his support of the same sex marriage law reading in part, many of my constituents and your football supporters are appalled and aghast that a member of the ravens football team would step into this controversial divide and try to sway public opinion one way or the other. football player has spoken out on the subject and friday he answered burns on twitter saying, football is just my job. it's not who i am. i am an american before anything. and just like every american, i have the right to speak. if you'd like to read what the league's editor on the nfl website had to say on the subject, you'll find a link on wbaltv.com. click on as seen on. >>> well, voters who will decide in november whether to expand the state's gambling program. tv commercials full of claims about the issues are bombarding the local air waves. david collins checked the ads and has this fact check. >> question seven makes lots of promises. >> the tv advertising war over expanding casinos in maryland is costly, contentious and full of conflicting claims. this ad opposes adding a sixth gambling site in the state. >> millions of dollars for new schools and teachers. >> but not really. there's no obligation to use revenues in maryland's classrooms. >> the claim there's no obligation to actually use revenues in maryland's classrooms is misleading. the legislation mandates that 48.5% of slots proceeds, 20% of table game money go to the state's education trust fund. conceivably, gambling dollars could replace some general fund money ear marked for education, freeing it up to be used for other things. but so far slots revenues have not met expectations and state analysts say this is not a budget option in fiscal year 2013. >> thousands of new good paying jobs. >> we've heard this promise before. >> we've heard that promise before is another misleading claim. it's based on a complaint by minority contractors back in 2008 when national harbor was being built. the concern had nothing to do with high paying jobs, but rather the fact that local minority contractors didn't get much of the work. >> a new world class resort casino. >> this ad supporting expanded gambling job claims are exaggerated. >> 4,000 permanent good paying jobs. >> the department of legislative services estimates a total of 2,240 full and part-time permanent jobs, not 4,000. dls says two thirds of them will be held by dealers, earning 25 grand. other so called back of the house employees may make slightly more. only 10% of the jobs may be held by supervisors earning $43,000 to $71,000. >> this casino's in west virginia -- >> in ad claims it will save taxpayer money. this, too, is misleading. cutting casino substance is a reference to a provision that shifts the responsibility of machine ownership from the state to the casino operators. the expanded gaming bill gives casino operators a tax break, in part, to help them do that. millions are being spent because fortunes stand to be gained or lost if current casino operators predictions about oversaturation come through. hollywood casino in cecil county is losing business to maryland live. revenues in maryland live declined since the blockbuster opening in june. ground breaking hasn't even begun on baltimore city's planned casino. david collins, wbal tv 11 news. >>> stay with us. john has your wee hmmm, i don't think i took my pill today. there's birth control you don't have to think about taking every day or even every year. i'm painting my arms. i want another child, but not for a while. it's mirena, a small intrauterine contraceptive that's over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to five years. then again, i'm not sure i want to wait. don't use mirena if you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily or have certain cancers. less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. if you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain, or if mirena comes out, tell your healthcare provider. if it comes out, use back-up birth 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radar. spotty, sprinkles and showers on the eastern shore. the most significant of it is from ocean city northward. they've had some thunderstorm activities. it has dissipated to some extent. everything else is really just very, very isolated. i'll put it in motion briefly. you'll get a sense of what's going on there. it's moving from southeast to -- or southwest to northeast. again, the thunder and lightning part of that along the coast line, mostly in delaware now. the thunder and lightning is gone from it, at least for the time being. showers still exist. take a look at motion city on our camera here. and, yes, they've had some rain. you can see water puddled on the roof there. otherwise it's brightening up. few people walking around on the beach and whatnot. all in all, should be a nice day today, very summer-like. hello, seagull. let's take a look at the current conditions outside right now. stormy weather is what we expect during the day today. temperature right now at the bwi marshall, 74. dewpoint temperature 72. it's humid. 93% humidity. pressure's falling. top winds six miles an hour. downtown at the science center, inner harbor, 78. again, high dewpoint and high humidity at this stage. 73 degrees now at ridgely and easton and chestertown. elk ton, 7 2sh 73 edgewood, westminster 72, in the 60s in far western maryland. i mean, we see some spotty clouds here. that's the rain on the delaware beaches of this stage of the game. the more significant clouds, with the colder cloud tops, higher cloud top, stormier weather is definitely out to the west. all related to this cold front which is approaching detroit, coming into indiana, into ohio. these are the remnants in pennsylvania now of what were some pretty strong storms back in the midwest yesterday. that's diminishing, kind of weakening at this stage. new stuff will develop today. with the heating of the atmosphere, some of that new stuff could be strong. out in the tropics, we have leslie. kind of stalled. it's tropical storm. it's expected to drift north. probably pass just to the west of bermuda, which is out here. just to the east of bermuda, rather. and they may pick up some tropical storm force winds. then there's michael which is a hurricane way out in the middle of the ocean. our forecast here. kind of tropical today. mix of clouds and sun. storms are likely this afternoon and this evening. possibly severe. 83 to 88 the high. southwest wind at 10 to 20 swings northwesterly this evening once the front goes through. we are in the moderate risk category here in the baltimore area and off to the north. this afternoon, this evening, for some strong storms possibly severe. that's the yellow shades in the northeast corner of the state and then up north. the larger orange shade area which includes just about everybody on the mid-atlantic here. slight risk for severe storms. our insta weather forecast shows the storms 4:30 this afternoon. we begin to cloud up. storms developing to the west. a nice squall line passes on east. last of the weather clearing out after midnight. so, today, humid, warm. chance for thunderstorms, maybe severe. sunday, much dryer, less humid, only around 80 the high. dry next week. low humidity, boy, is that nice. 50s for lows. >>> 4500 motorists speed past stopped school buses on a single day. the findings stem from eyewitness accounts of bus drivers across the state during a one-day run. baltimore county had the highest number of violations. 1,143 followed by montgomery county. police say they are committed to cracking down on the trend. >> it represents our continued commitment to the safety of children as they get to school and come home from school. we want drivers to know that we will be watching, that they are not going to know where we will be watching, but we will be following buses and we will be enforcing violations that we observe. >> offenders face a $570 fine and 3 point penalty on their license. >>> also in this morning's education alert, u.s. education secretary arnie duncan has given ten maryland schools prestigious recognition, blue ribbon schools of excellence. the ones in our area include crofton meadows, ring factory and whitehall in prince georges county. the parochial schools claim the top spot of notre dame prep in baltimore county and saint augustine in howard county. the blue ribbon honor means schools have met rigorous state and national requirements and have shown improvement among students in their most challenged populations. >>> stay with us. news, fitness is coming up. the car on the left was filled up with low detergent gasoline. the car on the right was filled up with bp gasoline with invigorate. which helps clean and protect its engine so it can get a few more miles per tank than the car on the left. go a little farther with bp gasoline with invigorate. now you have the power to lower gas prices with the bp visa with pump rewards. apply at choosebp.com >>> welcome back. time for fitness. good morning. >> good morning, lisa. >> evelyn. she's my fitness model for today. >> all right. now, you have the kettle bell. love that. that's a really good workout. but make sure you do it right so you don't hit yourself in the head or knock somebody else out. why do you like the kettle bell? >> she's going to do four exercises. the first one will be a squat. gonna work her lower body and upper body. she'll get a little torso and obliques in at the same time. there you go. two. nice. see how she come up with the twist? she gets the glutes, hammys. upper body and lower body exercise. >> why do you like the kettle bell? >> why? i feel like you don't need to go to the gym, anything like that. you can you this at home. you can take it anywhere and get a good workout. all right. so what's she gonna do next is gonna be a stiff leg lift. focus on her hamstrings and her gluts and lower back. good. bring your feet in a little closer for me. perfect. >> the key with this is making sure your back is flat? >> making sure your back is flat and your chest will stay up. let the kettle bell ride down your legs. good. same xer sigh with a set of dumb bells, also. good. okay. let's go from there. i'm gonna have you do an overhead extension. this will work the triceps. >> that's a great exercise. i have done that. >> you can also make it a little more challenging. if i have her stand on one leg, put her in an unstable environment. >> work her core. >> yeah. >> all right. she can probably do a squat in that same time, no? >> no. can you do something like that? while holding that extension. >> probably could. i won't in my dress. >> cool. all right. now, next thing they're gonna do is the kettle bell swing. usually, she's going to use a ten pound kettle bell. i really like for you to use something heavier, 15, 20. little light. that's all we have right now, ten pounds. >> you do that like 50 times. >> you're feeling it. >> yeah. >> definitely. you don't have to do it 50 times. jut do it with proper form, a nice amount of weight, you'll feel it in less than 50 seconds. >> how can people get in touch with you? >> reach me on the website ea all day fitness.com or give me call on my cell 410-949-4545. that's ea fitness ea all day fitness.com. >> he has boot camps. thank you. >> thank you. >> okay. john has another look at your weekend forecast when we come back. but first here's lester holt to tell you what's coming up on the "today" show. good morning, lester. >> on a saturday morning here on "today." a disappointing jobs report rain on president obama's post convention parade? we're live in the company trail and we'll get analysis on that. also head jurors in the drew peterson trial are speaking out for the first time. hear what they're saying about the controversial evidence and legal strategy to led to his conviction. plus, they were hollywood's golden comedy couple. the laughs appear to be over for will arnett and amy polar. fans online are heart broken. then one part song, one part dance, lots of drama. see what happens when 60 high school students come to broadway with just days to stage a musical. and olympic soccer star alex morgan stops by fresh off her gold medal win in london. this morning she's got some safety tips on preventing injuries as we get started on anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >> well, there was some serious high drama thursday night at orioles park at camden yards when the orioles took game one of a critical four game set to draw even with the yankees in the american east. winner of last night's game would be by their lonesome in the east with just 24 games to go in the regular season. baltimore fans buzzing around town. what could they do for an encore? 40,000 plus turned out for baseball in downtown baltimore last night for game two of the series. they have struggled. this is a two-run shot from alex rodriguez in the fifth to put new york up 7-zip. baltimore up. enter adam jones, into the baltimore ninth. a three-run bomb. we have a ball game. orioles now down 7-3. baltimore 7-4. it was 8-4 when nate mcloud dropped nick swisher. climbs the ladder in left to take away a home run from his yankees outfielder. the oral would not go quietly in the ninth. machado down the left field line. a solo shot to make it 8-5. the comeback would die there. rafael soriano closing it out to end the ball game. the ravens kick off the 2012 campaign less than 72 hours. "monday night football" under the lights. big one, an interdivision matchup from a year ago against the cincinnati bengals. ravens have been consistent winners in the john harbaugh era but some believe the offense will be a high powered one. smith, rice and flacco all in the prime of their career. some believe with no terrell suggs, the offense has to be better, perhaps a lot better. baltimore's offense is looking to set the tone early. that's a look at sports. >> welcome back. we're now in the 11 news kitchen. you won a big contest. you're in the fines of the fleshman's yeast sandwich contest. you won it, right? >> i came in second. >> you came in second at the maryland state fair. how you doing? first of all want to talk. you must do this for a living. >> i'm an engineer. >> you're an engineer. way to go, my girl. how you doing? this smells so good. i want to eat some. have you been baking bread? >> for many years. for many years i have, yeah. >> you love doing it? >> i do. it's very relaxing. i love dealing with the yeast and sometimes it's a challenge. this is a very easy recipe. >> american dutch rye bread. >> yes, it is. >> okay. what it is, when i learn how to make this, we made it with cake yeast and flesh has come out with the active dry east and rapid. it's an excellent yeast. what you do, you put a half cup of water, you sprinkle the yeast in the water, you let it sit for five minutes until it foams up. then what you do, you take the 1 1/2 cups water, add the brown sugar, the molasses, third cup honey, all spice and then also anise seed. you simmer it for two minutes in the sauce pan. then what you do, you let it cool to get the temperature, about 100 times 115 degrees. what you do, you add that to the yeast and you stir it. >> stir it. >> then what you do, you add then the rye flour. and what i do, i usually take just about three cups of rice flour. what i do usually is take one cup away and then what i do, i add the salt to it separately. you may be wondering why. it's because salt will kill the yeast. you don't want to do that. after you do that, we zest the orange. we auddd it. then we have four to five cups of bread flour. we audit. then all we do is just mix it. when it gets to a nice consistency. then what we do, we change the blade to the hook for four minutes. let it rise for about two to three hours. and then what you do, you shake that up, let it rise again for another hour in the bread pan. stick it in the oven for about 40 minutes. voila, we have risen bread. you've got bread. >> wow. now, you were telling me earlier about this. >> yeah. that's my apricot winner that i got at the state fair. >> you take that. let's get -- >> do you want to go to weather? we could have some rough weather this afternoon. thunderstorms and then very nice the rest of the weekend. >> more news on our website. >> never talk with your mouth full. >> oh, man, that's good. >> thank you. >> thanks for watching, anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in maryland. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland.
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right now. >> welcome to 11 news saturday morning i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. your top stories in just a second but first at check outside. i love your fall tie. real appropriate. >> i'm a big summer fan, so this is a day of mourning for me. >> i'm with you. i like your fall hair cut. >> thanks. i got a fresh hair cut to start the new day. lisa's picked on me con stanley since she's walked in the door. >> looks good. >> i like to look young. keep it short. keep it tight. just like your forecast. all right. there we go. doppler showing a little bit of precipitation moving through west virginia. that's associated with a front that's gonna make its way here sometime into the late afternoon, early evening and then kind of hang around and bring us about a 40% chance of rain. we'll tell you all about it in a minute. first, take a look outside. 64 degrees. it is cool but humid out there. that will all change once that front moves through. and as we talk about it, today is the first day of fall. fall will hit us at officially 10:49 this morning. then we can call it fall. bu
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breaking. >> good morning and welcome to 11 news saturday morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm lisa robinson. let's take a look outside with meteorologist john collins. it was warm out there this morning. >> very summer-like. autumn hascal started. the astrologgical autumn doesn't start yet. >> i've seen trees losing leaves. we've had enough rain recently anyway and speaking of rain, we've got this weekend, a lot of people off especially on monday so you get the long weekend. you don't like rain but we have some in the forecast, a combination of a front trying to come through the area and coincidentally tied up with it, remnants of isaac. the tropical moisture isn't here yet. we feel humid this morning but the moisture associated with the front trying to come in is out in western maryland now, some showers out near cumberland west of hagerstown and southward towards harrisonburg, va. that's thunderstorm activity. we have to which a small threat for rain today and a little bigger threat on sunday and morning. i'll talk more about that coming up. >> things revving up in down the balti
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>>> good morning. new anger, new attacks. demonstrators set fire to cars and clashed with police in kabul, afghanistan, as further south four american servicemen are killed in another inside attack. >>> royal defiance. an italian magazine publishes more photos this morning of the duchess of cambridge sunbathing topless as lawyers of the royal couple head to court in france to file a criminal complaint against the photographer who took them. >>> and amazing or alarming, video of a toddler playing with a 300-pound gorilla just posted on youtube. it happened years ago, but it's sparking a big debate among parents today, monday, september 17th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television this is "today" with matt lauer and f-guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lawer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. that wave of anti-american violence keeps spreading this morning with protests now in at least 20 countries. >> the latest demonstrations overnight in afghanistan, pakistan and indonesia, these were all sparked by an internet movie that ridicules the islamic faith. this morning we're going to get some unique perspective on what's going on from salman rushdie who faced a similar backlash to his fictional book "the satanic verses" some 23 years ago. >>> also, new details on a case that gripped the nation in the '70s. you'll probably remember it. a former green beret and doctor convicted of killing his pregnant wife and their two daughters. jeffrey macdonald's story was made famous by the best selling book and tv movie "fatal vision." for 42 years he has maintained his innocence and is now hoping new dna evidence can clear his name. we'll have more on that story. >>> on a much, much lighter note. it was a big weekend for korean pop sensation psy following his live performance on the plaza on friday. i leave for one day and look what happens out there. >> i was going to say. matt, you weren't here because you were worried your invisible horse dance wasn't up to snuff >> i was worried that i would have to do that and i watched some video of you guys doing that. meanwhile, he had a very big appearance. >> made a surprise appearance on "snl" and his single has climbed to number one on the itunes chart. this morning, as prompted, he will have a special message for his fans. >> get to that a little later on, take a breath and start with the very serious story of ongoing anti-american violence in the east. richard angel is in kabul. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. these protests are continuing in pakistan, indonesia, here in kabul, but they do appear to be getting smaller. for u.s. troops in afghanistan there is a much bigger problem, insider attacks, and there were two more of them this weekend. almost like a storm, this cloud of anti-american rage is now moving to the fringes of the region. a few hundred afghans today expressed anger over the internet movie that lampooned the muslim prophet muhammad. some armed, they burned cars and clashed with police near a u.s. logistics base on the outskirts of kabul, but this isn't what has u.s. officials really worried here. four american soldiers were killed sunday by the afghan police they were working with at a tiny outbust near the pakistani border. five policemen from the outpost escaped. afghan police on saturday killed two british soldiers who were in the midst of treating a wounded man. more than 50 nato troops have been killed in these so-called insider attacks this year. u.s. policy is to train afghan forces so americans can leave here in 2014, but it's hard to train when the trainees are killing you. it's hard to draw down, too, leaving fewer americans to protect each other. >> this is a new phenomena. it's related to taliban activity, and it reflects a widespread belief among the afghans that the u.s. is coming out, and it's time to demonstrate your loyalty to the incoming power. >> reporter: the afghan government says it's now re-screening its security forces. >> i think we're going to continue to see this kind of violence, perhaps even escalating violence, up to and including the day we're all gone from there. >> reporter: on friday the taliban launched a bold raid on a tato base in southern afghanistan, the same one where britain's prince harry is posted. the militants got deep inside, killed two u.s. marines and destroyed six marine harrier jets. the militants wore american uniforms. it's increasingly hard to know here who the enemy is. that attack caused about $200 million worth of damages. these insider attacks destroy trust between u.s. and afghan forces, and it's their ability to work together that is the basis for the u.s. exit strategy from this country. matt? >> richard angel in kabul this morning. richard, thank you very much. the washington bureau chief of al arabiya, the arab language satellite channel. good to see think morning. >> thank you. >> let me ask you about the protests that we've now been watching for the better part of a week in parts of the middle east, the horn of africa. what's behind these, in your opinion? is this about this small-time internet movie, or is this something much deeper, a long simmering distrust of the united states? >> it's all the above. it's much long-simmering resentment of the united states. it has some legitimate reasons, but it's essentially a pretext, and it is not really about religion. it's about politics and world power. it's about what's taking place in these countries that are going through a tremendous complex, painful transition. take egypt, for instance, extremists and islamists with different interpretations of islam competing with the mainstream islamist group in egypt which is the muslim brotherhood. >> right. >> they whipped up frenzy against the movie initially, and then the president, who is very cynical, was looking to protect his flanks so he called for more demonstrations instead of containing the demonstrations or condemning them so what you have is a competition in egypt as to who is going to shape the future of egypt, and using this movie as a pretext. >> which raised the question. is this about the united states really at all, or is this about uncertainty in these people's own futures and their religious leaders and their political leaders simply finding a convenient target in the united states? >> it is about the united states only in a partial way. there are, as i said, legitimate grievances against u.s. policy, traditional support for the autocratic regimes, failure to solve the palestine problem, the way the war on terror was framed and conducted and the civilian casualties, all that's true. the problem is you have now more -- it has to do with what's taking place in those societies, especially in the arab world, in those societies going through this transition. >> right. >> you have competing forces using a pretext like the movie. you are going to see this taking place all over the arab world and the muslim world because these societies feel marginalized, feel aggrieved, and they are ruled by oppressive regimes, and the regimes are very good at directing the wrath of their own people, not against the injustices in those societies, but against the american boogieman. >> when you look back at the speech that president obama gave in 2009 in cairo when he talked about his desire to recalibrate the relationship between the united states and the muslim world or the arab world, where does that re-calibration stand as we now watch the images coming from many of these cities? >> it must be extremely ironic for the president who went to cairo to call for a new beginning with the muslim world to see that his policies are in tatters right now, and not necessarily because of his actions, although he's blamed now because he failed to solve the arab-israeli conflict and all that. that tells you that this is not essentially about the united states policy or about president barack obama. it's about what's taking place in those societies, and i think the president and the secretary of state will make a mistake if they make it a religious issue. we are not engaged in theological disputations with these people. this is role politics, and when the president talks about islam or judaism or christianity, we are playing their game. this should not be the game. the game should be that your societies have serious problems, economic, social, cultural, and have you to deal with those problems, and we are willing to help, but this is not about the united states. >> right. >> it's about role politics in the arab world and the muslim world. >> thank you so much for your time this morning. it's always good to see you. >> thank you. >> it's 7:09. here's savannah. >> matt, thanks. how are the attacks and protests abroad impacting the presidential race. chuck todd's is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> of course, these events don't take place in a vacuum, take place in the middle of a presidential campaign, and all along the president's advisers have said they are worried about an outside event, something beyond their control that could impact the campaign. does -- do these protests in the middle east have the potential to have that kind of impact to the extent that they expose weakness in the president's policies? >> reporter: look, they do. i'm reminded by all politics is local, even overseas, and when you hear some of his descriptions of what's going on, but, yes, this qualifies as one of those events. it plays into this narrative of, okay, are things better, you know. the president made promises about an outreach to the muslim world. are things better? matt brought up the speech in cairo. i remember being at that speech. you and i were both traveling with the president at that time, and to think that this is what we're seeing almost four years later where america is being protested as if it didn't matter who was president again, so i think when it calls into question some of those promises, yes, this is the type of unexpected event that could end up looking back, could be one of those things that derails the re-election. >> meantime, mitt romney is obviously trying to seize the moment, but i guess the question is he smart to go with foreign policy to the extent that that distracts him from the economy which is his calling card for the election? >> reporter: savannah, there's an internal dispute in the campaign about which direction to go, because on the one hand you could make the argument this plays into status quo versus change. are you better off? are you better off in the relationship in the middle east? are things better off here at home? on the other hand, at the same time is the economic message working? you know, that's what he had been focused on for seven months, and it hadn't made progress. it sort of hit a ceiling, so i think that's sort of the dispute internally in the campaign. on the one hand the romney folks don't want to look like they are off message. foreign policy crisis, as fast as they arise, they sometimes dissipate as quickly and the public may turn around and say, hey, wait a minute, what about the economy? >> real quickly, i want to ask you about an article in "politico" which details squabbling among romney advisers, a lot of blind quotes, anonymous quotes. is there an ominous sign for the campaign that they are blaming each other anonymously in print? >> reporter: this certainly doesn't happen in winning campaigns, right, savannah, the type of thing you read about losing campaigns. it reads like a prebituary, if you will, people will see who is going to get the blame for the republican party's best chance of knocking off an incumbent president in 30 years. this sounds like over-panic, if you will. 50 days, still a ways to go. the first debates are still coming up, and i've got to tell you both campaigns are so concerned about the first debates, they both have taken a lot more time out of their schedules due to debate prep than maybe people realize. >> chuck todd in our washington newsroom, thank you. 7:12. once again here's matt. >>> thank you. to an alleged terror plot thwarted right here in the united states. an 18-year-old is due in federal court today for allegedly planning to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago nightclub. nbc's katie tur has details on that. katie, good morning. >> reporter: and the 18-year-old, matt, is here -- from here in this chicago suburb. he is a u.s. citizen, and as you said is due back in federal court later today. he's facing charges that he planned and then tried to carry out an act of terrorism just last friday. the fbi says adel daoud was intent on killing as many americans as possible. according to the criminal complaint, the 18-year-old from hillside illinois drove a green jeep cherokee full of what he thought was explosives to a downtown chicago nightclub and then attempted to detonate it. the teenager first came to the fbi's attention in 2011 when he sent e-mails sympathizing with bin laden, writing in one that osama wasn't crazy for wanting to destroy america. eventually court papers say daoud met with an undercover agent posing as an extremist. he picked the unnamed nightclub from google maps and allegedly told the agent he wanted the attack to be massive enough to make it in the news, like tonight. authorities say daoud was bent on terrorism, vowing repeatedly that it was in his heart. >> we're going to see more and more examples of this type of self-radicalization. this is the new wave in the terrorist threat, but it doesn't mean it's a threat that we can't deal with. >> a kid that i know, adel is an angel. he helped me -- my husband was away, and he helped me start the lawn mower. >> reporter: surprise from neighbors and a denial from daoud eats family. in an interview with the "new york times" the teen's brother claimed daoud was always peaceful. that one time he got punched at school, and he didn't do anything. he's a very passive person. the complaint outlines a number of online discussions in which daoud used popular internet shorthand like lol or laughing out loud, a sign of just how assimilated into american culture the teenager is. federal authorities stress that at no time was there any danger that daoud would detonate a bomb. matt. >> katy tur in chicago, thanks very much. >> now for the rest of the day's news with tamron hall over at the news desk. >>> mayor rahm emanuel has raised the stakes as the teachers strike has entered its second week, seeking a court order forcing teachers back into the classrooms. on sunday the teachers said they were not comfortable with a tentative contract offer and wanted more time to go over it. >>> fire fighters have contained the largest of the mountain wildfires that broke out during a weekend heat wave in southern california. four fire fighters were injured. meantime, several large fires are still raging in washington state, and canada is sending fire crews in to help out. >>> in iraq this morning, a suicide car bomber killed at least seven iraqis and wounded more than ten others, including a member of parliament. that attack took place near the for the guide green zone where the u.s. and other western embassies are located. >>> china pledged this morning to protect japanese citizens and property after china's worth outbreak of anti-japan violence in decades. a dispute over a group of uninhabited islands is behind the friction that involved asia's two largest economies. major japanese firms have temporarily closed their factories in china and urge japanese workers to stay indoors. >>> gasoline prices have jumped another five cents a gallon in the past week. aaa says the nationwide average now, $3.87 a gallon for regular. reasons for this latest increase are tensions in the middle east and u.s. refinery shutdowns due to hurricane isaac. >>> wall street will try to build on last week's rally. more now from the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. that's right, occupy wall street protesters may try to blockade the new york stock exchange today, but investors aren't staying away. the stock market is close to levels it hasn't seen in nearly five years. that's after the federal reserve acted to boost the economy last week. now all eyes are turning to europe where leaders will meet this week to try and resolve the crisis there. tamron. >> all right. kayla, thank you so much. >>> here's a question. what happens when a zoo keeps lions and tigers in the same enclosure, and they happen to be a boy and a girl. you get a liger. you probably heard of ligers, a cross between a lion and tiger as mentioned. in russia one of the ligers made it with a lion to produce the world's only known laliger. the laliger cub has been named kiara after a character in "the lion king." it's 7:17, back to matt, savannah and al. what movie made the liger famous? >> a classic. >> "napoleon dynamite." >> i've never heard of a liger. >> mr. roker. >> severe weather down to the south. an upper level low will be pushingts way into the southeast from new orleans all the way to charlotte, and as you look on the radar, can you see we've got stuff firing up already. a lot of rain through the southern gulf. as you go into the future, rain is firing up really making its way up into the southeast. later tomorrow, into the mid-atlantic states, risk of strong storms, maybe even a tornado. rainfall, anywhere from 4 to 5 inches of rain from new orleans all the way to lexington, kentucky and roanoke, virginia. that's what's going on around >> we will start the day with some sunshine. rain to the south and a friend to the northwest close in on rain chances. that's your latest weather. savannah. >> al, thanks. >>> now to the so-called "fatal vision" case, a former army doctor convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters. jeffrey macdonald has maintained his innocence for 42 years, but now his supporters are hoping that a new hearing can clear his name. this report from wilmington, north carolina this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. the story of jeffrey macdonald and the murders of his wife and two daughters have been the subject of tv movies, documentaries and books. for 4 years he's maintained his innocence and now the ivy-league educate kated doctor is hoping a new hearing will clear his name or help determine if he's a cold-blooded killer. throughout the 1970s, america was gripped by the case of jeffrey macdonald, handsome, a doctor, a member of the elite green berets, accused of stabbing and bludgeoning to death his pregnant wife colette and their two young daughters, ages 2 and 5. it was horrifically similar to the manson murders. the word pig scrawled in blood in the family's apartment in ft. bragg, not carol. macdonald claimed hippies chanting acid is groovy broke into the home, killed his family and left him injured and enough. the army found there wasn't enough evidence to pursue the case, but in 1979 a federal jury found macdonald guilty. >> he argued that a gang of crazies broke into her apartment and did the killing, but jury found he did it. >> reporter: macdonald maintained his innocence, refusing to even seek parole. >> i'm not going to tell two or three bureaucrats that i am sorry for something i didn't do. i did not murder my family >> reporter: case led to a best-selling book, "fatal vision." then an nbc miniseries by the same name. which depicted macdonald as killer. >> i'm innocent of the charges, and i've always been innocent. >> reporter: case went all the way to the supreme court which upheld macdonald's conviction, but today in yet another court a judge will begin to determine whether new dna evidence and a defense claim that federal prosecutor intimidated a witness to lie are enough to reopen the case. jim blackburn, who prosecuted macdonald, has since been found guilty of unrelated ethical violations and has been disbarred, but he says he still believes the verdict was correct. colette macdonald's brother bob stevenson says, quote, there is nothing new out there, but jeffrey macdonald hopes that's not the case as he continues to fight, as he has, for 42 years. >> they can't take away the rest of my life and brand me as a murderer. i'm not, and i'm not going to let it happen. >> reporter: macdonald is now remarried. he she is expected to be at the hearing later this weak. >> will legal action by the riley couple keep others from doing the >>> just ahead, salman rushdie on years of hiding and the echos he sees now of what's happening in the middle east. we'll be talking to him. >> an amazing perspective to offer. but first your local news and weather. mornings are a special time for the two of you... and 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shining and there are clouds of the fuss. -- south of us. this is not a big hurry during the day. with that son, 53 at the airport. humidity is at the moment-but will drop during the day. the forecast for today, rain is part of this. by sunset or so. the bulk of the day, increasing clouds. clouds. it will now sink your teeth into that big n' toasted if you're ready to soar. good. exits are here, here, and here. a big day calls for the big n' toasted breakfast sandwich. grab yours at dunkin' donuts. ♪ >> let me see you jumping. >> 7:30 now on this new england morning, september 17th, 2012. psy had has dancing "gangnam style" on friday and popped up on "snl" over the weekend and can lay claim to the hottest single in the country, number one on itunes. we'll hear from him on that big accomplishment coming up inside studio 1a. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. >> looked like a lot of fun. watched your moves. looked like a lot of fun. >> i'm sorry you weren't there because if you had been you would have been the one with the least rhythm instead of me. >> exactly, and tape of that forever. also, an interesting take on the current unrest in the middle east. coming up, we're going to talk to salman rushdie whose novel more than 20 years ago made him the target of similar anger and death threats, and we're going to get his perspective on this situation in just a couple of minutes. >> and an update on the story we told you about before. a 19-year-old turned internet sensation for the way she's dealt with her severe acne. now she has a starring role at new york's fashion week, and we'll talk to her about that. >> and the programming note. tomorrow on "today" katie lee will catch up with justin bieber's mom. she's written a new memoir about some past struggles in her life, the outlook today and the justin the rest of us don't know. that's an exclusive interview with justin's mom only here on "today," and she will be here live on wednesday. >> look forward to that. >>> we'll begin this half hour with an italian magazine publishing more images of the duchess of cambridge sunbathing topless in france. michelle kusinski joins us live. >> reporter: while william and kate are trying to enjoy a trip to the south pacific, an italian magazine published more of the photos, more than 20 of them and lawyers will be in court today beginning a battle against these publications. colorful, exuberant trip it's been for william and kate in asia. continuing their say in the solomon islands embraced by the people. kate even wore a dress given to her as a gift and a nearly constant smile. details and moment the world would be focusing on if it weren't for the images snapped earlier this month in france when the couple believed they were in no one's company by their own. they were here on the terrace of a royal relative's chateau. the photographer reportedly several hundred yards away with a long lens and a clear view. today lawyers for the couple will appear in a french court seeking criminal charges, arguing that privacy was breached, her image damaged by the circulation of these photos of kate sunbathing topless. so far accessible in france, ireland, italy and certain u.s. websites. no publisher in the uk has touched them and british companies with a joint venture with the irish newspaper that ran them is now considering cutting ties. >> we're frankly horfive-day their decision to do it. we're frankly furious with it. >> reporter: a sentiment echoed by many, including princess diana's best friend rosa monkton who witnessed press intrusion in her life until the night she died. >> my first reaction was disbelief followed by anger because it showed me that nothing has changed since 15 years ago when diana died. >> reporter: but the publications that ran the photos have staunchly defended themselves. >> just a beautiful couple, an in-love couple. >> she's not our future queen, and she won't, you know, and they are very good pics. >> reporter: today an italian magazine plashd out with 42 pages, who apparent with 200 pickages and said a call from the queen herself would not stop them y.go to court over this? if will and kate are successful, fines could be levied, future publications could be stopped, current ones pulled. however, the publications have arguments, too, not in the privacy of their home, outdoors in the view of the road. whose image was harmed by these or perhaps was it just the opposite? once again, the question comes up why didn't their security see this coming? savannah? >> all right. thank you. an attorney with field, fisher, waterhouse in france joins us this morning. sir, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. let's talk about this lawsuit. do you think the royal family will be successful in this effort in france to get money damages assessed? >> they should actually have no trouble demonstrating that there was a severe invasion of privacy while the royal couple was on vacation in the south of france, so, yes, i think the chances are very much on their side. >> in some sense, of course, the damage has been done. the pictures are out. they have been published. so what is the remedy? is it just about money? >> well, there are several remedies possible in france. one would be damages, money, but i don't think that's what's at stake here. what the royal couple is looking for is an injunction which will prevent the magazine in question from publishing these photos on its internet website or from the magazine selling them to other magazines outside of france, and, again, the royal couple should be able to win on these requests. >> as you mentioned, it's the injunction that's really the heart of this legal action, but in terms of the fines, do these publications look at it rather cynically and think, hey, it's worth it to pay that money and publish these photos that give us such notoriety. >> very much so. it's a very cynical and business-oriented calculation. money damages in france tend to be a fraction of what they would be in the united states, so any magazine, which is doing a cost-benefit analysis, is going to tell itself we're better off publishing these photographs, selling a maximum number of issues, and then going to court and paying whatever damages we're going to have to pay. >> what about criminal action against the photographer who shot the foeto, i suppose, for invasion of privacy? >> yeah. if they could identify who the paparazzi is, they could go after him on criminal grounds, in other words, invasion of privacy, reaching into the private abody of the royal couple when they were on vacation, but we'll have to first figure out who the photographer was, and that's not necessarily going to be such an easy thing to do. >> this italian publication that has published these photos this morning, how feasible is for the royal family to go publication, by publication, trying to get these photos from being published? >> in europe there are at least 27 member states of the european union and if you have one magazine that wants to publish these photos they will have to go through 27 legal systems to get an injunction in each one. a french court would not be able to prohibit the publication in mag seines outside of france. >> it's a complicated legal mess. thank you for your perspective this morning. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> it is 7:37. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> all right. thanks so much. savannah, and we've got elizabeth and is this your birthday. >> yes. >> what's your name? >> alexis. >> it's your birthday. >> yes. >> how old are you? >> 10. >> double digits. >> above-normal temperatures in the northeast, above-normal temperatures out west where it stays dry and could use the rain. rain along the southeastern atlantic coast. latter part of the week, we warm up here in the east. some showers around the great lakes. above normal temperatures making their >> good morning. clear skies this morning. a storm is 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>> it was a aim of incredible stress. a lot of people who knew me then and afterwards said ten years afterwar afterwards, i was worried about my publishers, book sellers, translators, a lot to worry about. >> i remember my coverage at the time. i'm old enough to refreshes and i remember some story line that kept coming up that during this you were living this life, enjoying the money and enjoying the fame, living a combination of a life of like james bond and david beckham, the international man of mystery and being whisked away by limbo and things. what was the reality? >> well, that was for me one of the strangest things that people should attempt to so dramatically distort what was going on. yes, i think sometimes it did look glamourous, if you arrive in a bulletproof jag and police leave out of the door, people think who the hell does he think he is? and for my side of it it felt like jail >> you write a lot about your friend and say throughout this entire ordeal not one friend ever said to you i can't be your friend anymore because you're too much of a hot potato. >> yeah. >> these people risked a lot to protect. >> you one of the things i really take away from that experience is the fact that i survived this because of the love of friends who did extraordinary things for me. >> so fast forward, 23 years, okay, and we're got a situation in the middle east right now, and you look at protests going on in some of these cities, and do you see a connection? >> yes, i mean, one of the reasons why in the book i used this metaphor of the hitchcock movie "the birds" is to real say what happened to me was like the first bird, and now we're in the middle of the storm. >> but what is -- i mean, if you remember, the itollia had never seen the movie. >> the reaction is a much more larger outrage. we still live in a rage of outrage and people are defined by their outrage and feels that it justifies itself. >> but is it legitimate outrage in your opinion or is it manufactured outrage? think were you talking to one of our producers over the weekend. you said it's kind of the outrage machine? >> there's an autorage industry, people who look for things to provoke their audiences, and it is, it's to a large extent manufactured. the fact that you can unleash these violent mobs like this is obviously completely unacceptable. >> and consider the fact that when you wrote "the satanic verses" 23 years ago it was not the age of social media. >> no. >> where a message can spread like wildfire. >> absolutely. it's much easier to do that now. >> when you look at this creator of this film in question, this internet film in, some ways do you have sympathy for that person, or do you feel that that person has done something horribly wrong? >> well, i mean, i think he's done something malicious, and that's a very different thing from writing a serious novel, you know. he's clearly set out to provoke, and he's obviously unleashed a much bigger reaction than he hoped for. i mean, one of the problems with defending free speech is you often have to defend people that you find to be outrageous and unpleasant and disgusting. >> when you saw that man taken in for questioning over the weekend slightly shrouded to mask his appearance, any level of sympathy there? >> not really. >> why not? >> well, because he did it on purpose. i mean, he set out to create a response, and he got it in spades. >> salman rushdie, interesting, interesting perspective and i can't wait to read more of this book. it's called "joseph anton." >> thank you. >> pleasure to have you here. >> and we're back right after this. ♪ ♪ [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... ♪ [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] you may be an allergy muddler. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour 3. 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i'd say happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic. he does look happy. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. ♪ 8:00 now on monday morning. it's the 17th day of september, 2012. right now our crowd is screaming, and they are jamming to the music of pink, and i've got good news. if they come back tomorrow just about this time, they will get to jam to the real thing because pink will be joining us live in our 8:30 half hour. i'm telling you. she always puts on a great show so come on down and check it out. out on the plaza i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker, and some more news coming up. >> if you were here on friday you missed one heck of a show here on the plaza. all went "gangnam style." >> oh, my goodness, burn the tape. >> look at david gregory. he did that on "meet the press." >> that was a combination of "gangnam style" from david and an irish folk dance, i'm not exactly sure, but good for him for getting out there and trying it. >> because of his breakout performance out on the "today" show psy went to number one on itunes. a huge moment for him, and he actually recorded a little message from us. >> from last friday, "today" show, singing twice, it's climbing like crazy, and now first time in history, can i cry? maybe a little bit? what can i say? unbelievable only because of the "today" show, i'm on it, and i'm in it. thank you so much. >> oh, we're so happy for him. >> that's nice. >> and when people saw us dancing, they wanted to cry. >> he completed "saturday night live" there because it was only the "today" show that put him over the top. >> do the forensics on the timing, did he hit number one before "saturday night live" or after? >> also a teenager remet earlier this year. cassandra bankson suffers from something a lot of teens suffer from, severe acne. her makeup tips that she sent out over youtube became a sensation, and now she has made it all the way to fashion week in new york city, and she's going to be here, and we'll check in with her in just a couple of minutes. >> terrific story. and another icon in the house. penny marshall, comedy legend, that's right, where she's got a new memoir about her life in front of and behind the camera entitled "my mother is nuts." >> we'll talk with penny marshall in just a little bit. >> hi, penny. >> love her. >> want to see that "l" on her shirt. >> let's go inside. tamron hall has the headlines. good morning. >> hey, everyone. violent protests in afghanistan, pakistan and indonesia against the anti-islam film that ridicules the prophet muhammad. hundreds of people in northwest pakistan set fire to a press club and government office sparking clashes with police that killed one demonstrator. >>> in afghanistan hundreds of people have been throwing rocks and burning cars on the main road leading to a u.s. military base in kabul. the protest comes one day after four american soldiers were killed in another insider attack. >>> the 18-year-old suburban chicago man accused of trying to use a weapons of mass destruction is due in federal court today. prosecutors say an undercover agent gave adel daoud a phony car bomb and watched him press the trigger outside a chicago bar. >>> the chicago teachers strike enters its second week. rehema ellis is in chicago with new developments with us. raheema, good morning. >> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel plans to bring the strike to an end by going to court. city lawyers will be seeking an injunction to force the teachers back into the classroom. the mayor says this is a strike of choice and students are being used as pawns. teachers met sunday and failed to vote on a tentative agreement. issues still remain over job security. there will be no negotiations today because of a jewish holiday so the earliest school can resume is wednesday unless, of course, the court does give the city that injunction and forces the teachers back to school sooner. tamron. >> all right, raheema, thank you. >>> an italian gossip magazine published a 26-page spread of topless photos of william's wife kate today despite legal actions in france against the magazine that published them first. the royal couple's lawyers are in court seeking criminal charges for invasion of privacy against the photographer who took those pictures. >>> now for a look at what's trending today. a quick roundup of what has you talking online. fans are going online to comment on "saturday night live's" new president obama, jay pharaoh who took to the podium in place of outgoing impersonator fred armisen. >> sasha, malia, go to bed. i do that to remind you that i have two you a doshl young daughters and not five creepy adult sons. >> he wanted to shake things up as the show enters a new season. and fans of "cool science" are helping this new video from the department of energy go viral. it's using sound waves to levitate to drops of pharmaceutical solutions. amazing. the goal is to produce better drugs with fewer side effects. interesting. >>> and lady gaga made headlines over the weekend when she wore a fur-adorned outfit at london's fashion week. the syringe who won't say if it's real or faux fur defends her right to say it saying, quote, you say a carcass, i see a museum priest de-- piece du resistance. >> you never know with the gaga. another fashion statement. she's head of the seascheesehea. very nice. is that cheddar? >> i don't know. >> looks good. i like a nice camembert. greenville, south carolina, showers and storms today. 78 degrees, and as we show you our afternoon highs, 50s in the plains, 80s down to the southeast. hundreds make your way into the southwest. 60s in new england. we do have a risk strong storms down to the southeast. wet weather all the way up into the tennessee river vale and up into the mississippi river valley thanks to a front. more warm weather in the pacific northwest. portland today getting up to 87 degrees. in fact, it's almost warm enough to be a devil. that's what's going on around the country. >> we will start the day withure some sunshine. rain to the south and a friend to the northwest close in on rain chances. >>> first member of a prison break ever to bring his mommy with him. who's this? >> it's flynn. >> all right, flynn what. a cutie. matt? >> hey, pal, what are you in for? all right, al. thank you very much. still to come, the acne-plagued teenager who became a sensation on youtube had her makeup kit has made it all the way to fashion week. she will stop by, and we'll chat with her, but first these messages. 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>> expecting a little bit of nervousness but i think it was more like i wanted to dance or bear hug somebody. >> and i know you've modelled before but this had to be special. >> this really was. you know, my preferred medium is probably print. this was, you know, cast through an online search for modeling but this is new york fashion week. >> is it right that the designer didn't even know your struggle with acne, hire had had you based on your beauty and poise along. >> if you want to call it that, thank you very much. >> that must have made it particularly special. >> since it was an online casting i didn't have to fly out for the auditions so it made it much easier. >> last time you were here your youtube, the video had 6 million hits. now you have how many? >> 12. >> 12 million hits. are you surprised how much it has resonated? >> i really am. i filmed this thinking that maybe i could speak to one or two people and that i would get the same hate and commentary that i got in high school, and first off, a million views is ridiculous but 12. >> and you have a youtube channel. you have 45 million hits on that. >> around, yes. >> but even more everything that you've received from this which has been so overwhelmingly positive, i understand that there were negative comments leading you to want to shut it all down. >> the first experience i had was in school, i basically decided to run away from my problems, and i overcame kind of that issue, but i found some other things online and just that negativity and for a moment i did take a step back and said i can't do this anymore. i'm not going to deal with this. >> people can be incredibly mean on the internet. >> i think so. it's kind of like that shield, you know, being anonymous, but that was kind of a step. i've run away from my problems before, can't do that again but i'll have to continue what i'm doing, because even if everyone doesn't enjoy it i think someone does, and that's what matters. >> as we mentioned in the piece this, started out as a lesson this makeup but it's something a lot deeper. it's more than skin deep >> i hope sfloe what is your message? >> i think there's a lot of message and the first one is beauty is confidence. again, you cannot have inner beauty or confidence without having -- i'm sorry, you can't have outer beauty without having inner beauty, and i also think strength is basically knowledge essentially. you can't be strong unless you understand not only yourself but other people. >> and where are you in this journey? i mean, have you gotten to the point where you're okay going outside without all your makeup on, or is that still something you're working towards? >> i definitely am. if you would have asked me a year ago, never something i could do. i go out without makeup all the time, and i feel just as free and liberated as if i was wearing a full coverage foundation. >> you're the definition of beautiful, inside and out. >> thank you. >> cassandra bankson, great to see your success. thanks for being here. >> thanks so much, savannah. >> coming up, penny marshall on her career, and on her biggest regret, right after this. one m: [ beep ] 15 seconds and counting. serve the world's best-tasting chicken. t-minus 10... that's why our whole chicken is delivered fresh. 9...8... and prepared fresh by real cooks 7... t-5. all systems go. 4... with kfc's world famous secret recipes. preparation complete... 3... 2...1... taste for yourself why fresh is better. mission accomplished. try our new freshly hand-breaded premium breast meat original recipe bites today. they're whole grain good... and yummy good. real fruit pieces. 12 grams of whole grains and a creamy yogurt flavored coating. quaker yogurt granola bars. treat yourself good. and now she's made us breakfast. 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>> she thinks she was nuts. >> so it's just honesty. >> yeah. >> i've known you for a while. >> yes. >> always thought of you being someone who was kind of private, and yet you share some really personal stories in this book. >> well, when you're writing a book, what are you going to say, what people already write? >> were you at all nervous about sharing some of these things about pregnancies and decisions to have an abortion and drugs and -- >> well, that was the '70s. come on, did you not do it? come on, matt, let's be honest now. i bet you did. now i don't do it. now i'm allergic to everything. >> when you stop to think about in the drug section in particular you write about, we're not talking about just pot, by the way, talking about quaaludes and acid. >> loved quaaludes, why did you they take it off the market? they are not available, so they can't get it. no one hurt anyone on quaaludes. >> when you talk about doing these things with great friends like carrie fischer and the late john belushi, do editors when writing a book like this say penny, you've got to have a few good drug stories in there? >> no. that's what i did. i'm being honest. when i did it, i'm not blaming anyone else, you know, i did it >> you tell another story in this book that's a lot more serious about challenges you faced in your life. 2009 you were diagnosed with cancer. >> yes. >> it was lung cancer and a brain tumor? >> well, the doctor in l.a. noticed something, and said we've got to keep our eye on that. he didn't and i was in new york at a giant game. >> right. >> and it was hot, and the security guys knew me from the nets game. i know every security person in the world from the nba, so he worked the giants game and i was hot, go home. my friend said you're working funny. i've got no support. i went home and felt no pain, no anything, and then my friends convinced me i should go get checked, and ronald perlman, bless him had a call waiting, went, to you know, the hospital, and i was diagnosed. it had me -- >> what's the word, metastasized. >> that was done here. >> you got the diagnosis, and from what i understand was to? >> is the driver still here. can he get my white castle >> i love hamburgers. >> if things are bad, then i calm down. >> you write in the book about your brother, obviously a well-known director, gary marshall who gave you your first break really when he cast you on "the odd couple" and you say he would open doors for you, very honest about the fact he opened doors in hollywood for you, but us a walked through those doors you made it your point to shine. >> he said i'm not going to risk my career for yours, but i'll open the door, but you've got to do it from then on in. >> that's a lot of pressure. >> well, i didn't know what was going on. it was new to me. fear makes you do strange things, like ask for white castle. >> exactly. >> so i do things, and they laughed. >> when you signed on for "laverne & shirley," this sitcom quickly went to number one, one of the funny episodes, they are all funny, when you guys go on mexico to mexico. >> not quite south of the border. we couldn't say mexico. >> exactly. you wrote ron howard, henry winkler and steven spielberg all came to watch the taping of that show. what was it like to be caught up in the middle of that? >> well, ron and henry were on the next stage so they came over. we shot on different nights, we split a crew, and we were in front of an audience. we were more worried about that than worried about who was standing in the wings, but it was something, steven said you did that in ten minutes, we would have taken weeks to do that scene. >> you went on to become an extremely successful and well-known director, and i was going to ask you what is it about your personality that makes you so good, and i think it might be this quote from the book about still having fun in your life. i've never wanted to grow up and stop playing. i still try to maintain a connection to the sense of play that i remember from my childho childhood. those experiences taught me the lessons that came in handy later in my life. try hard, help your friends, don't get too crazy and have fun. >> yeah. >> good words to live by. >> i think so. >> i think people are going to find this fascinating. penny marshall, always good to have you here. >> thank you, matt. get some sleep. >> i will get some sleep. >> okee >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am jennifer franciotti. let's check on the morning commute with sarah caldwell. >> delays in most spots. accident on the outer loop at ritchie highway. we have an accident in cockeysville. another one at taylor ave. very heavy heart of the white marsh area. crashed at 407. delays on the west side outer loop beginning at liberty towards edmondson. backed up from the j.f.x. towards a greenspring. once you get on the j.f.x. around coldspring, delays around this city t. intermittent delays from harford towards providence. at mcdonough road, no delays towards the beltway. john has a check of the forecast. >> clouds pickup south with a few sprinkles in virginia. this weather system is going to catch up with us eventually, with a chance of rain. 57 degrees at b.w.i. marshall. a few thin clouds here and there. dew points is down, humidity is out. -- is up. shower chances hold off until the evening hours. increasing clouds between now and then. high temperature between 75 and 80 degrees. >> we will have another update at 8:55. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. ♪ >>> 8:30 now on this monday morning. it's the 17th of september, 2012. happy new year to all of those celebrating rosh hashana today. pink will be here tomorrow on our concert stage. looking forward it that. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie ongside matt lauer and al roker. a celebrity mom, one who looked fabulous, but did you wonder how the celebrity mothers pull it off? great tips from regular moms to how to get that celebrity look, and we're going to give a makeover to two ladies so we'll show you the results of that coming up. >>> jane paul y ey is here with another inspiring story. when you find your passion and things don't go exactly as planned. she'll introduce us to a man who proves perseverance does and really can pay off. >> sorry, sorry. okay, okay. >> says my name. >> plus, who couldn't use some extra cash? he paid me for that. we're going to show you legal and moral ways to get cash in your pocket these days. >> hadn't thought about that, but, okay. blind auditions are under way on "the voice." this morning we've got a first look at a four-chair turning performance that we'll see later tonight. the artist is just 16 years old. never had a singing lesson. you can see it all tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on nbc. >> just make sure we understand you did not pay to get kissed. that's a whole different problem. >> all right, all right. >> well, singing of nbc hits, "snl" had its premiere on saturday night. we want to say hello to bill hader. >> good morning. >> great to see you. >> hello, hello, hello. >> political skit and the debut of the new president obama skit. you as clint eastwood with with the chair, when you saw that at the rnc, was it like i can't wait? >> seth myers e-mailed this and said are you watching this, and i immediately went to it and said oh, yay. >> how many times did you watch that speech at the convention? >> i only watched it a couple of times. i got it pretty fast. >> he didn't do that, i don't think. >> i love when you eat the rotisserie chicken. >> so the other thing, he with psy on our show on friday. >> yes. >> i know you were here in the crowd, they we didn't see you, and psy made a little surprise appearance on your program. are you a fan? >> i am now, now that i've met him. i had to do the guy -- yeah, that guy. i didn't have to do -- i didn't have to figure out the dance. >> you had your own dance. >> i had my own dance, and i went is that all right, and he went, yes. >> and congratulations on your emmy nomination. >> oh, thank you very much, yeah, yeah, that was crazy. that was really interesting, yeah. like i got nominated, and i'm like the guy that no one says oh, congratulations. they are like, oh, you got nominated? for stevan. >> how is that going to week? >> we do the show, i hop on a flight and go to l.a. so you'll see me asleep in the audience. >> good luck with that. >> thank you very much. >> hill habill hader, we'll be g saturday and sunday. there's a live update this thursday at 8:00, 7:00 central, and then again saturday night >> great. >> let's see what we've got for you starting off with today. looking for a risk of very strong storms down through the southeast. rain spreading through the appalachians and sunny great lakes. sunny and warm in the pacific northwest. warmer in portland than it will be in l.a. today. then for tomorrow that strong storm risk stretches along the eastern seaboard with rain all the way up into month. probably will cause a lot of airport delays. a lot sunshine and heat from texas to the southwest. sunny and mild into the pacifici >> good morning. clear skies this morning. a storm is gathering. looks like we'll state dry and get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable, weather.com online. >> all right, mr. roker, thanks. >>> when we come back, some real makeovers for real moms who want to get back in shape after having a baby. that's coming up, but first this is "today" on nbc. anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life. but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work. >>> back now at 8:38. in this age celebrity mom where it seems women bounce back to their pre-baby svelteness in just a faw weeks, what's a mom to do in the real world. author of the new book "how to look hot in a minivan" is here with celebrity hairstylist ted gibbson. ted and i were saying we love the title. >> thank you. >> if you were the editor of "us weekly" when this celebrity mom thing boom and you became a mom and said this isn't as easy as it looks. >> sort of fun to watch all the celebrity moms then. angelina jolie who ted does her hair, and -- and, you know, all sorts of a-list in hollywood was having a baby. i got pregnant at the same time and watching these women, objection they look pretty incredible. >> my results may vary? my results definitely varied. heidi klum andbury pregnant at the same time and back on a victoria secret's runway before i gave birth so that was crazy. in doing this book i thought listen, these women are not doing it by themselves and have pros who help them look great and bounce back and said why don't we share that with the rest of the moms in america. >> you're unlocking the celebrity mom. >> absolutely. >> what is the common things moms do with their hair that is a mistake? >> more than a mistake, what happens after a woman has a baby is her hair tends to thin and she has issues with that, so i think as a hairdresser, what my role is to really help them feel really great about themselves, give them those best-kept secrets that are in hollywood that are ready for real women at home to make sure they can have the best hair ever. >> a couple of real moms to show. first we want to hear from jennifer and what she wanted to do with her hair. >> my name is jennifer and i'm a mom to 7-month-old sydney. being a mom is a 24/7 job and it's hard to find time for myself. i want to be a sexy mom and look like carrie underwood. >> i think jennifer is pretty cute. what do you think she needs to do that? >> needs a little bit of brightness. need to change your hair at least twice a year so if you're blond, change your blond for the fall and winter, a little darker. if you're in the summer and you're blond, make sure it's a little bit lighter so you can see it. >> the before picture of jennifer one more time, and then we'll bring jennifer out so we can compare and see her complete makeover. jennifer, come on out. tell us what you did to change up her look. >> we actually made a lot of brightness in her hair and brought the length up. i think what happens, traditionally what women have happen, have a tendency to get stuck in a rut so by getting the length up and giving her a soft bang and making her very, very bright so she looked like carrie underwood. >> how do you feel? >> like my pre-pregnancy self which is great. >> you look gorgeous. great raw material to work with. look fantastic. >> thank you. >> our next mom and what she had to say. >> since i had my son seven months ago i feel like i've shifted my focus from myself to him and i would like to reclaim my style and great to start with my hair. i'd like to get volume like penelope cruz. >> what was the prescription for swahti? >> women have a tendency to be afraid of hair color so when she spoke to her about changing her hair color she was a little nervous about it, changing the tone and bringing more warmth to her hair color would transform the color of her skin, as you'll see in a second. we brought the length up but she's had issues a little bit with thinness so one of the best kept secrets is hair extensions. >> let's bring her out and reveal her new do to the world. >> that's great. >> those are hair extensions. looks very natural. >> i brought her hair up above the shoulder, but what i wanted to do, she looks so magnificent, and the whole idea of changing the color of her skin and actually with her hair color, it brightened it up and made her really very sexy because that's what she wanted to be is a sexy mom. who doesn't want to be a section mom? >> do you feel like a sexy mom because you look like one? >> i do, i feel a little bit sexy. >> thanks to ted. >> let's bring both of them out so we can have another week. what's your message, they don't all get to have ted gibson? >> listen, it's okay to spend some time on yourself. we martyr ourselves for our kids all the time, do a lot for our kids. i have a 5-month-old, they have young babies, too. okay to feel good about yourself and have fun once in a while. >> great to see the results here. thanks for being our models. you look great. >> thank you. >> ted and janice, thank you. >> and the book is "how to look hot in a minivan," and we'll be back with the story of a man who proves little changes can make big changes >>> we are back at 8:44 with "your life calling today." jane pauley has sponsored the stories for us. a man who has had swinging success and we should clear that up. not that swinging, right? >> this is a dream most men would dream of, a golf scholarship at college, pro at 25, scottish open winner at 30, but when michael allen finally heard his life calling, he was better known as michael who? so who is this? at 53, michael allen is suddenly who's who. success has been a long time coming. there are worse ways to earn a living than playing golf, but year after year on the pga tour he was barely earning a living. >> my career was never very good, you know, on the pga tour. i mean, one year i think i made $16,000. >> tell the folks about cue school. >> i'm the king. >> q school is where many try to qualify for the pga tournament. >> it's the most difficult, grueling tournament many men will play in their life. it gives you access to your dream and takes it away. >> michael allen has been through q school eight times which says a heck of a lot about michael allen. >> it says that i'm very desperate. >> it says a lot about resilience and perseverance, too. >> i've always believed in myself. that's probably my greatest talent because i'm not blessed with any phenomenal skill. >> but with a young family to support and after 334 pga starts without a win he called it quits. >> i mean, we couldn't even buy health insurance. i tried to get into medical sales, and i started building homes. i was actually going to lose money at that, too. >> one season he worked at a golf club teaching when he wasn't hosing down range mats. >> a humiliating experience, but nothing that wasn't beneath me. i could do it. >> how did you get back here? >> these friends came along and said we believe in you, and we're going to help you get started again and we know you can do it. >> they offered to stake his comeback try for a year. >> what did your wife say? >> well, she said, michael, if you're going to do this again, must do something different. can't go about it the same old way. >> so he focused on fitness. >> and everything i do, every morning when i get up, in the evening when i stretch, it has to do with my fitness to be a better golfer. >> he saw a sport psychologist, still carries his book in a bag. >> helped me with goals, like one would be to get what you want, you need to let go of the need to have it. >> what else did he tell you? >> better to be decisive than right. >> and he got a new swing coach. >> excellent. take the club back from there. >> he changed my game. >> three years ago allen took his new game to the senior pga championship, the most prestigious prize in senior golf. >> get up on 18 and hit a most tremendous tee shot i can right down the middle, and now i'm walking through the green. the camera right there, one of the first times in my life, and i said it's about friggin' time. 20 years later i went from michael who to actually winning the senior pga. >> what a champion tour debut for michael allen, the senior pga champion. >> it wasn't a fluke. last april he won tournaments back to back. he's been a leader and a leading money winner all season long.'s >> good times and bad years. >> this is michael allen's winning season, playing the best golf of his life in his 50s. >> you are truly an inspiration. >> that's what i do. thank you. >> and michael remains the leading money winner on the champion's tour. the reality check, most people don't have angels like he did, and he couldn't have done it without the financial help from his friends, which he's repaid, but michael's success on secures the main takeaway here. it goes back to what his wife cynthia told him. just change something. who wouldn't be happier or better if you just changed something. i hope you'll join me at 10:00 a.m. eastern time today for my live internet radio call-in show at aarp.org/jane. >> if you were to ask him, jane, do you think he'll say the fitness side or the mental side of what he changed, which is most important? >> the mental part, because the conviction when he talked about, you know, to let go of the need to have that thing you feel you need the most and the idea that, you know, it is better to be decisive than right, which, by the way, i have carved somewhere, jane, better be decisive than right. it works in life. >> and does his story give a young lady who likes to swing a golf club or two the dream of getting out there on the tour one day? >> on the tour? he gave me a club, a driver, with a big nbc peacock and aarp on it. it's not magic. >> you keep swinging though. >> i do. >> jane pauley, thank you. >>> still ahead, quirky ways for you to earn some extra cash, but first this is "today" on nbc. hey, what are you drinkin'? pumpkin coffee for the morning. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >>> you may know him best as the man who helps jimmy fallon slow jam the news but there's more to know about questlove. mara schiavocampo joins us now to tell us more. >> he's more like a front man and become a more mainstream pop culture figure thanks to "late night" and what people don't realize is that he's been a major force in music for decades. >> give it up for the roots. >> though he's become known for the most recognizable member of the house band for jimmy fallon the roots, drummer questlove never planned on bringing his beat to late night. >> you weren't sfld. >> i mean, at the time, no. we were riding a wave, a crest of credibility. who would trade all that in for -- >> before fallion launched in 2009 quest and the roots had spent almost 20 years touring and recording, released 14 albums, won four grammys and became known as one of the greatest live acts in the world. born amir thompson, the philly native grew up around music. his father was lee andrews of the successful '50s group lee andrews and the harts. quest started playing the drums at 2 and spent much of his childhood backstage but it wasn't long before dad brought him up front. >> my very first performance was at radio city music hall. i was my father's band leader at age of 12. >> quest has always been much more than a performer. 494-year-old is one of the most popular musicians on twit we are more than 2 million followers. ♪ he deejays events regularly. and has produced albums for everyone from jay-z, to john legend. he was a musical director for comedy central's "chapelle" show and a prow dees dueser and a hit broadway musical. >> made some of the most innovative hip-hop in the history of the genre. an incredibly respected person. he's survive the test of time. >> the band practices up to five hours a day at "late night" studios and is a force behind some of the she's most popular segments. ♪ scared of you ♪ that's scary >> it's still fun for us. i see no reason to stop if we're still having fun. >> reporter: a new lighter chapter for one of the music's heavyweights. the roots are now working on their 15th album and these days they do all of their recordings in the rehearsal room at "late night." as you can see from the childhood photos, that afro has been with him a long time. >> mara schiavocampo, thanks for joining us. >> thanks,
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morning. welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm lisa robinson. our top stories in a moment. first let's look outside. >> jennifer talking about halloween decorations. >> we were just saying, i can't believe it's the last day of september. bring out those decorations. >> time to start thinking halloween. candy's already out at the stores. >> it is starting to feel more like october especially as the mornings are getting a lot cooler. 52 at bwi. enough so that you may want a light jacket. 49 degrees. the dew point temperature. humidity around 89%. the forecast for today. we're gonna see a mix of clouds and sun as we get into the afternoon and evening hours. this sonl about a 30% chance which means most areas may not see the showers. if you do, most likely later today and into the evening. the sun will rise at 7:02. we still have another hour before the sun officially comes up. we'll talk about the seven day. stay tuned. >> our big story. what a success. the orioles. it was a little closer last night, but they once again took down the boston red sox. >> top
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
. it's your right to breathe right! >>> good morning everyone. i'm jennifer franciotti. we'll get to our top storys this morning. a little closer last night, but the orioles once again took down the red sox. top of the fourth inning manny machado makes a great defensive play, turning a double play to get the o's out of the inning. then the 20-year-old breaks a tie with the seventh home run of the year. that's where the score would stay. o's win, tying them for first place in the east with the yankees. final home game of the regular season later today. baltimore city police continue their investigation into what caused a man to die after being taken into police custody. family and friends gathered for the funeral of anthony anderson saturday afternoon at the march funeral home on north avenue. anderson died while being arrested for drug possession in east bill street. his family says police assaulted him, but police will only say the circumstances of the case remain under investigation. supporters say his death highlights issues of police brutality in the city. >> we're tired of the d
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Sep 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. first we will check outside with meteorologist lowell melser, it was perfect yesterday. >> and it will be perfect again today, great football weather, even though the ravens are in philadelphia, they'll have pretty much the same weather we will have -- partly cloudy conditions, temperatures in the 70's. h.d. doppler radar, you did see rain showers, rain shower to the south of us down in north carolina and virginia and out into the kentucky area. high pressure will keep that away from us. currently at b.w.i. airport, 54 degrees. the dew point around 51. humidity 90%, winds are calm and the barometer is 30.13. all good things must come to an end and the beginning of the week doesn't look that good. we will break that down for you coming up. >> our big story this morning, two more troops killed in attacks overseas. nato says a man believed to be a member of the afghan local police turned his weapon on two service members. >> the attack comes on the same day as the maryland guard unit that trained
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Sep 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
baltimore. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. the time right now is 7:25 and here's a look at our top stories. the grand prix street racing is legal for those pros in downtown baltimore for the weekend. some of the most skilled drivers in the world will floor it for the second annual race, practice runs and qualifying racing highlighted day one of action on friday. we are told some of the race car drivers had mixing reviews concerning the track and its bumpiness. >> it's a fun track. it's a great -- i think it will be great for racing. it's just they need to make those small snawments -- adjustments with the bump and flatten out turn one to turn four. >> despite some of the financial woes from last year's grand prix, city officials prefer to build on the success of the rate. wbal will show you the roads to avoid, race information and a map of the course on wbaltv.com. jury deliberations will continue next week in the trial of two men accused in the murder of a towson man in the towson town center mall. frank williams and william ward iii are charged in the shooting death of 19-year-old rodney
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Sep 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. first we are going to check outside with meteorologist john collins. when i stepped outside, it was getting windy, a little cloudy. >> it was nice out. >> but beautiful, warm. >> it's comfortable. there are clouds and a cold front is going through stirring up the breeze a little bit but there's no rain with it. >> that's nice. >> beginning to be a little dry here and there but no rain with the front and our temperatures the past couple of days are in the low to mid 80's for highs so this front will knock things back about 10 degrees. the front is generating a little shower activity up by new york city. the front is over the chesapeake bay right now. east of the bay, there's a southerly breeze, swinging around the next couple of hours and the northwest breeze will keep us cooler and keep us dry and eventually help us introduce a much bigger storm system which will be here early next week and that's what i'll talk about with the insta-weather plus forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> our big story this morning, a loss, no ground lost for
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Sep 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
everyone. i'm jennifer franciotti. the time right now 7:25. here's a look at some of the morning's top stories. first lady michelle obama received a rock star treatment as she spoke at a fund-raising event at morgan state university on friday. mrs. obama was the guest of honor at the fund-raiser that included a vip reception and a speech to some 2,000 people at the murphy fine arts center. the crowd included people of all ages, tv cameras were not allowed inside. only print reporters. supporters described a focus on health care and education. >> college students receiving pell grants. i'm a student here, graduating senior. i go to school on federal aid. if it wasn't for the bills that barack obama has passed, i would be unable to attend. so that was a highlight. >> it was beyond anything i have ever heard. i have never heard anyone walk on a stage and get such an eruption of powerful love. >> ticket prices for the fund-raiser ranged from $100 to $10,000. that's quite a spread. students at sick more county schools will be a bit cooler next year. they will be receiving air conditioni
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